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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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While not as big as the Egyptian museum in Cairo, it reveals the influence of Rome on ancient Egypt. Our tour guide (Zahraa Adel Awad) was very knowledgeable and make this visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you've seen other museums in Egypt, you don't really need to spend much time there.... The display is unclear to an extent that we discovered the pharaonic by coincidence (while looking for the WC) .... you may use it to explore what to look for in Alexandria, as it guides you to other places...

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not as big as the Egyptian museum in Cairo, it reveals the influence of Rome on ancient Egypt. Our tour guide (Zahraa Adel Awad) was very knowledgeable and make this visit an exceptional experience.

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gives information about the ancient kings and their lifestyle and get immersed in the history of yester years

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is maintained to a very high standard... much better than the Egyptian museum in Cairo, this has controlled display cabinets and everything is clearly labelled. The best bit is hidden below the basement in the tomb, the only sign for this is a simple "the tomb" above the door....dont miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Suprisingly interesting and varied museum showing artifacts from the range of eras that have occupied Alexandria over the centuries. The underwater sea wall discoveries are particularly fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

By no means the largest museum in Egypt, Alexandria still has a very unique history that is less insular than that of Ancient Cairo, Luxor, Memphis and other Nile Valley civilizations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is by far the most favourite museum to me in Alexandria.. it has a lot of artifacts which is Amazing and interesting :) make sure to see it it will worth ur time :)

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Over 5000 years of historic artifacts are crammed in a limited space. Pharonic heritage, Greco-Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic era, are well integrated in a professional display despite the limited space. The building, owned by the US Consulate for decades, is a Ministry of Culture heritage building.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This museum chronicles some of the history of Alexandria and its Roman as well as ancient Egyptian past. For that reason, the content is rather broad. It is a great break from the heat outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a gem of a museum. It is easy to spend about two hours here and walk through the well organised collection over three floors. All exhibits are labelled in both Arabic and English. The current price for foreigners is LE40. The museum is closed on Fridays. I enjoyed my visit more than my visit to the Egyptian museum... More 

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