Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria
In a side street opening off the wide treelined Sharia el-Horreya we find the important Graeco-Roman Museum. Most of its collection comes from Alexandria itself, mainly from tombs ranging in date between 300 B.C. and A.D. 300.The museum began in 1892 and features 27 halls filled with Greek and Roman art and artifacts.
Address: Mathaf El Romani Street, 21521 Alexandria, Egypt
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Entrance fee in EGP: Adult £16.00, Students £8.00
Useful tips: Closes on Friday prayers between 11:30am and 1:30pm. Museum closes one hour earlier during Ramadan. Additional cost to bring in camera and video equipment.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Vestibule
To the right of the Vestibule (prehistoric material; two sphinxes from the time of Apries) is Room 1.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Christian Antiquities
Room 1: Christian antiquities, in particular tombstones, stelae and numbers of "St Menas flasks" for holding holy water and oil from the Tomb of St Menas (martyred A.D. 296).
Graeco-Roman Museum - Early Christian Coptic art
Rooms 2-5: Early Christian Coptic art and part of the large collection (some 50,000 in all) of Alexandrian coins (300 B.C.-A.D. 500).
Graeco-Roman Museum - Greek and Latin Papyri
Room 6: Greek and Latin papyri and inscriptions.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Egyptian Antiquities
Rooms 7-9. Egyptian antiquities. Particularly notable are a colossal statue of Ramesses II in reddish granite (Room 7) and a crocodile mummy from the Fayyum which yielded, important papyri (Room 9).
Graeco-Roman Museum - Antoniades Collection
Room 10: the Antoniades Collection of small Egyptian sculpture, including scarabs, amulets, statuettes, canopic jars, etc.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Egyptian-Greek-Roman Pieces
Room 11. Graeco-Egyptian and Roman-Egyptian sculpture, architectural fragments and mosaics.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Sculpture
Room 12 - portrait busts and small sculpture.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Hellenistic Period
Rooms 13-15. Sculpture and architectural fragments of the Hellenistic period; Medusa mosaic from Gabbari (Room 14); Roman fresco depicting a wheel for raising water (sakiya: Room 15).
Graeco-Roman Museum - Greek Sculpture
Room 16: Greek sculpture and sculptural fragments, including a large eagle in white marble. Room 16a has small sculptures.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Sculpture
Room 17. Sculpture; mosaic pavement (banquet with musicians); sarcophagi.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Pottery
Room 18. Small objects, mosaics, pottery. Room 18a: terracottas and Tanagra figures of the Early Ptolemaic period.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Glass and Pottery
Room 19. Glass and pottery vessels; mosaics.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Grave Goods
Room20: grave goods and garlands from local cemeteries.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Chatby and lbrahimiya
Room 21: pottery figures, urns and vases from tombs at Chatby and lbrahimiya.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Canopus and Abuqir
Room 22: architectural fragments from Canopus and Abuqir. Room 22a: Ptolemaic and Byzantine coins.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Southern Garden
Southern Garden: two reconstructed tombs (third C. B.C., first C. A.D.); sarcophagi.
Graeco-Roman Museum - Northern Garden
The Northern Garden features Egyptian sculpture and artifacts.
Map - Graeco-Roman Museum
Map of Alexandria Attractions