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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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Better organized than the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Probably the best museum I visited in Egypt. Although the collection is somewhat smaller than the museum in Cairo, it is far better presented. All the artifacts have information plaques and are grouped into appropriate historical categories. Alexandria was also the cultural hub of Egypt for about a 1000 years, and so contains a lot of interesting information which is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

The Alexandria National Museum has a modest (approx 1800 pc) collection spanning most of the history of Alexandria. The artifacts include Egyptian artifacts, Coptic icons and Islamic tapestries and geometric artifacts. We went with a very good guide who immersed us in the historical context of the exhibits. We found the visit interesting, informative and highly enjoyable. Highly recommended but... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Unlike most Egyptian museums, this one has a wealth of information displays for almost every item inside. If you can cope with the very cold air conditioning, this museum can keep history geeks entertained for hours (we were there so long we nearly missed our train).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Distributed over three floors, with pieces from ancient Egypt through the Greek, Roman, Christian, Islamic, French occupation though recent times. Particularly interesting are the coins and a silver shield from the 19th century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

This museum has a great collection of artefacts to view. it is air conditioned and the building is beautiful. Well worth a visit

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

very limited collection in this museum, and very limited space too. That's why they seldom do marketing and nobody hear any more about it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

My knowledge of Alexandria was limited to the movie Cleopatra, but there is so much more to this city as documented in the museum. There are relics and artefacts from both sides of the mediterranean on display here. Ensure to have a look at the sites around Alexandria first before coming here, you will appreciate it a lot more.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

You have to visit, is like been here and don't go to the pyramids is a small museum full of history I think I could be better maintained, the problem is the staff I think they could better prepared to received the foreign tourist, all the way from my ship royall Caribbean to the museum is absolutely unreal everything dirty... More 

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