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Alexandria National Museum

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Address: 110 El Horreya Rd. Raml Station, Alexandria 21599, 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, well presented museum

Whilst small, the museum has a lot of history which is extremely well presented. There are three levels to the museum, including Ancient Egyptian, Coptic and the Muslim world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Merredin, Western Australia, Australia
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The library in Alexandria is hoping to restore the glory from Ancient Days but it is not quite there yet. It is a good, average, modern library getting more and more books and ancient manuscripts all the time but ... The best is the ancient manuscript room, so make sure you go there, spend a little extra for a ticket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst small, the museum has a lot of history which is extremely well presented. There are three levels to the museum, including Ancient Egyptian, Coptic and the Muslim world. My favourite, by far was the Ancient Egyptian exhibition, particularly the mummy's tomb. There is English signage around all artifacts which provides a great basis for understanding. Be mindful of the... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic treasure but needs guide to feel the history of these parts it is small place but you can see the history of Alexandria in it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were interesting things: statutes, coins, art, weapons and fabrics. But it's very small and there isn't much to see. You can take free photos in the garden though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not a waste of time. But if you visited the Egyptian museum in Cairo then unless you are a fan of museums, you will not be impressed.

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Thank Sam B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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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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Thank JandH2007
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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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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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