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Alexandria National Museum

Address: 110 El Horreya Rd. Raml Station, Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 38 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A small, very small museum, still reflecting properly the diversity of Egyptian history from pharaonic times thousand year back, to Greco/ Ptolemaic and Roman times followed by Arab/ Islamic presence. The museum need some better maintain e to keep the wealth there fully intact.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I didn't have much expectations to see all these periods of Egypt's history (Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic , Islamic, modern) in this small space. It's really a must visit if you are in Alexandria. Plus the tickets are cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Really Worth a visit, contains a lot of islamic, coptic, phatonic, Romanian statues and paintings .. etc

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The National Museum, located in Alexandria, is Egypt's smallest museum, located in what was originally a private house built by a wealthy timber merchant, before it was sold to the U.S. government, serving as their consulate in Egypt. The building is of Italianate design and impressive as a stand alone. The museum is spread over the three levels of the... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There are three floors to the museum and you can spend 30 minutes or 3 hours taking it all in. so beautiful

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Brisbane Qld Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This museum is worth a visit however it is not as grand as the one in Cairo of course. There isn't a lot to do at Alexandria so once you have been there you may not go back. It is of course the gateway to see Alamein war cemetry and museum.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Especially enjoyed seeing the treasures found underwater! There are three floors to the museum and you can spend 30 minutes or 3 hours taking it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Of the several museums i have visited this one is among the best.Despite of its size it has amazing artifacts and is well organized.Do you want to adventure? Then plan to visit this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I visit the museum in the morning it's not too big but it is well organised in every monument there is a " legend" that explain in arabic or english what you are seeing. You don't need a guide. You should visit this place because it is summarize the history of the old and the new alexandria. For the fees... More

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've visited lots of museums. This one is small but has some interesting artifacts. I was intrigued by the finds from under the sea of the ancient city.

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