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Alexandria National Museum, Alexandria

The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion.

The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion. It displays over 1800 archaeological artifacts chronologically –

  • The Ancient Egyptian collection in the basement is devoted to Prehistoric and Pharonic times spanning the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms. Highlights include a statue of King Menkaure who built the third pyramid at Giza, a head of a statue of Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV), a head of Hatshepsut, and replica of a tomb from the Valley of the Kings at Luxor with authentic funerary accessories including anthropoid sarcophagi, canopic jars, ushabti figures and private possessions of the dead.
  • The first floor exhibits artifacts from the Graeco-Roman period, highlights being terra-cotta Tanagra figurines of fashionably dressed Greek women, busts of the Emperor Hadrian, Medusa figures, statue of Serapis, and a red granite statue of Caracalla. It also displays artifacts discovered during underwater excavations at Aboukir including a 2.2 m statue of Isis, statue of Harpocrates, head of Alexander, and granite stela of King Nakhtnebef.
  • The second floor has Coptic and Islamic era exhibits including Christian icons, tombstones, gold and silver coins, shields, Mashrabiyas, jewellery and pottery.


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About Alexandria National Museum

 110 El Horreya Rd.، RAML STATION، الإسكندرية، Egypt

 +20 3-4835519 or +20 3-4838035

 www.alexandria.gov.eg

Alexandria National Museum and Nearby Sights on Map

Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts displays a collection of paintings, sculpture and architectural works by national and international artists

Graeco-Roman Museum

The Graeco-Roman Museum has a vast collection of 40,000 objects, mostly dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, that show the influence of Graeco-Roman culture on Egyptian society after Alexander the Great's conquest

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast

Alexandria Roman Theatre

The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features

Tomb of the Unknown Naval Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Mansheya is a neo-Classical monument honoring Egyptian military personnel who lost their lives at sea

Attarine Mosque

Originally a church dedicated to Saint Athanasius built in 370 AD, it was converted into the Attarine Mosque following the Muslim conquest of Egypt

Kom el-Shouqafa

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa are counted as one of the 7 wonders of the Medieval Ages

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas

Pompey's Pillar

Pompey's Pillar is a monolithic column built in 297 AD to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt, after which he exempted them from paying taxes that year

Cemetery of Mostafa Kamel

The Cemetery of Mostafa Kamel has four rock-cut tombs dating back to 250 BC which lay hidden for several centuries till they were accidentally discovered in 1933