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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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Not as comprehensive as the Cairo Museum but lots of artifacts depicting more of the local history. ** I don't think there is an elevator for the second floor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Innisfil, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not as comprehensive as the Cairo Museum but lots of artifacts depicting more of the local history. ** I don't think there is an elevator for the second floor.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It will be great to visit museum as you will find yourself feel great special if have guided tour with one of professional guides and believe me will feel special after your visit and can't be missed

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The very good thing abt this museum that's its built up to date, it has a very good collection for different timing eras. Greek, Roman, Pharaoh. you would definitely enjoy it.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is small and well-organized. It is located in an old Italianate house with beautiful architecture. The exhibits are distributed in three different floors. The collections include Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, and Coptic objects. I enjoyed very much the collection of Ptolomeic objects rescued from the Mediterranean sea in the coast of Alexandria and the terracotta Tanagra figurines. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great permanent exhibition and well displayed - not so big but very educational about Alexandria town/region.

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Laughlin, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Anyone visiting or even living in Alexandria, this National Museum should be visited, it is an educational trip.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This museum takes you back by a few centuries. The display is good. You don't need any guide. It tells you about the glorious days of Egypt.

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Compared to the rest of the museums I visited in Egypt? I was stoked to find-out who the house was previously owned by.. as being a film buff! Totally cool historical knowledge. The mummy room was cool. I'm glad to see that the mummy was kept in darkness compared to some other museum sites I have visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Better organized than the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, this museum sits in what use to be the old consulate building for the US.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Apparently this was once the family home of the Chalhoub family where Michel Dimitri Chalhoub aka Omar Sharif was born. It is a well maintained merchant's palace with interesting architectural detail. The contents are very fine representations of the various cultural influences on Alexandria. Not to be missed

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