Alexandria Governorate


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Major General Mohamed El-Sharif, Governor of Alexandria, accompanied by Dr. Khaled El-Anany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, inspected today the Greco-Roman Museum project, in order to find out the latest developments in the museum’s development an
The Governor of Alexandria confirmed that the Greco-Roman Museum is one of the most important museums in Alexandria and will create a new attraction for tourism in the governorate, whether at the global or local level. He pointed out that Alexandria will always and forever remain the cradle of cultures, diversity and human harmony through the ages, and the bride of the Mediterranean. It is worth noting that; The development project is being implemented through the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and the development work included: the completion of the engineering works, the preparation of the museum display scenario for the artifacts to be displayed, the completion of locating the large-sized antiques and artifacts and the dimensions of their bases, and the preparation of the museum for people of determination and accessible tourism. And the development of the area surrounding the museum, including squares, streets, buildings, and columns for lighting. Providing parking spaces for cars and tourist buses. The museum will include: various antiquities dating back to the Greek and Roman eras, a museum garden, a center for preservation and restoration of antiquities, a currency research center, a scientific research center, and a historical library. Among the most prominent of the huge artifacts that the museum received for display as part of the museum’s display scenario in preparation for its opening after the completion of its development project include: the statue of Isis Varia, which is one of the largest statues to be displayed in the museum, a statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, a statue of the hero Hercules, a statue of Emperor Septimius Severus, and a painting Painted on it is a limestone waterwheel, a granite head of the Roman commander Mark Antony. The pieces were transferred from several places in Alexandria, namely the museum storehouses in Marina and Maria, the Kom El Shoqafa area, and the Maritime Museum. This came in the presence of; Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mr. Ahmed Obaid, Assistant Minister for the Affairs of the Minister’s Office Sector, Brigadier Engineer Hisham Samir, Assistant Minister for Antiquities and Museums Projects, Mr. Moamen Othman, Head of the Museums Sector, Dr. Ali Omar, Head of the Museum Presentation Scenario Committee, and Mr. Mohamed Metwally, Director General Alexandria Antiquities, and a number of leaders from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Alexandria Governorate.