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Alexandria National Museum

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Address: 110 El Horreya Rd. Raml Station, Alexandria, Egypt
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More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from one...

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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Small museum

A smaller museum but packed with items. The museum is not as packed as others and so though only small no bustling and being knocked about. Another plus was the fact there were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A smaller museum but packed with items. The museum is not as packed as others and so though only small no bustling and being knocked about. Another plus was the fact there were no hawkers just outside a very relaxing stop.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

A new museum is being built for this collection, so only a small part of the items are being displayed in this temporary site. What is there is very good. One floor is for the Roman/Greco era, and the other Egyptian. We understand that the new building isn't expected to be finished for some time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

it was really nice, clean, and excited. the way they displayed the things were so good as if u were in British museum, I was happy to see that we reached this level. we all had fun. I recommended to everyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Located close to the city center, the museum sums up the history of Alexandria in the three floors of the renovated Italianate style Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace. Besides artifacts from the four main ages of Egypt: Ancient, Greek-Roman, Coptic and Islamic, there is an array of more modern items like royal jewels and an interesting collection of antique coins. While... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

our guide told us, the bust of cleopatra could be seen here, so we went to the museum. but unfortunately we could only see a pic of it. they couldnt even say what happened to it. but still, it was a interesting visit. again taking pic you need to pay LE50 extra.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

located in a very nice classical villa, the museum shows different phases of the history in three levels. Exhibits are mostly labelled in Arabic and English, unfortunately many light spots were out of order, so difficult to see and read.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The museum has a nice collection of Greek and Pharos artifacts, tools, statues and weapons. In addition to some others who belonged to the Islamic era and Coptic eras including pairings and weapons. The museum also contains a room underground as a royal Pharos tomb. Photographs are not allowed in the museum, unless you pay for an extra ticket for... More 

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München, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This was our first stop of the sightseeing tour and that is recommended. Plan around one hour for this visit. Enjoy the rooms with the samples shown there. Don't miss to get down to the basement area, there you can view original mummies.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This attraction - if I can call it that - is most definitely the best museum in the City. You dont want to leave and find yourself re-visitting areas you have already walked through. Very highly informative of the history of not only Alexandria but the rich history of Egypt and the Nile. Yes you can visit twice, there is... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Given the historical significance of Alexandria, one would assume there would be many archeological relics. Unfortunately that is not the case. This museum has a nice selection from various periods from the city's history. Nevertheless, I saw nothing from its rich Jewish history. Plus there were no virtually no Greek inscriptions in this museum and at the Bibliotheca. The museum... More 

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