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Alexandria National Museum

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Address: 110 El Horreya Rd. Raml Station, Alexandria, Egypt
Description: More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from...
More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from one floor to the next: the basement is devoted to Prehistoric and Pharonic times; first floor to the Graeco-Roman period; second floor to the Coptic and Islamic era that highlights artifacts raised during recent underwater excavations.
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Not as big as the museum in Cairo, but has a good collection of pieces from different eras in Egyptian history. Also houses Coptic artefacts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Not as big as the museum in Cairo, but has a good collection of pieces from different eras in Egyptian history. Also houses Coptic artefacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

In a lovely old mansion, this relatively new museum is worth a visit. Arranged over three floors, nicely lit and artefacts well lit. Signage could be better and there is no logical route around the museum. Allow 60-90 minutes. A guide is not necessary, as exhibits are clearly labelled. Admission is EGP40 for foreigners.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It is a small museum, but very much interesting as it shows in simple terms, the diversity of Egypt civilization,,pharanoic, Ptolemaic , Persian, Roman, and Arab/Islamic.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

I have been quite few times to this very well managed museum. The display of the antiquities is clear and have sufficient explanationas, unlike most museums in Egypt. Of course it is not as big as the museum in Cairo but personally I find it much more pleasant to visit. It is centrally located and you could reach it by... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This museum was very well laid out, very well curated and beautifully curated. Most of the older, Egyptian artifacts are in very good shape while the Greek and Roman items are badly deteriorated but this makes sense given the fact that the Greek city was not only looted but submerged for centuries. The exhibits detailing the excavation process of the... More 

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Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The museum is located in an old mansion and consists of three floors. It isn't big at all- an hour or will suffice for most people. But what an exhibition! Every object is exquisite, particularly those from the Pharonic and Greco-Roman periods. The museum is small, but it is also well-endowed, meaning that it can pick and choose the best... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A must visit. It has a lot of monuments since pharonic era uptill 20th century. Very cheap ticket and super few visitors.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This museum is very well laid out and some excellent antiquities and exhibitions. Not too crowded and very easy to get around. Well worth an hour or two if in Alexandria.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Worth a look if you want to see artifacts of which they are in abundance here. The museum is in a nice old house , an hour here should do it to see everything .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We found this museum to be extremely crowded, not well lit in places, hot, and NOT air conditioned. I was told that the lack of A/C was to help preserve the artifacts. And there are a LOT of them, as expected. After all, this is Egypt, the source of most other country's museum collections. The gold mask of Tutenkhamen (I... More 

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