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The Graeco Roman museum +
Library of Alexandria.
2800 EGP80 USD
  • Including transportation + private guide and entrance fees.
  • All prices are subject to 14% VAT taxes



The Graeco Roman museum

The impressive art museum contains a wide range of objects and antiques from the region. The Graeco Roman Museum of Alexandria was built in 1892 with a very classic design.

Then, in 1895, It was transferred to another location. It houses antiques and sculptures from the Greek and Roman period in 331 B.C. _ the 7th century. Among the displayed antiques in the museum, the most wonderful masterpieces are Hellenistic sculptures.

The museum started with 11 galleries, but later, it was renovated and enlarged into 25 gallery rooms.

The museum houses a great coins collection that we’ll talk about it in detail and Hellenistic statues beside some mummies and busts for Roman Emperors.

The Tanagra figurines in the museum reflect a very important historical stage which is the shift between the Pagan religion and Christianity. This shows how people shifted from worshiping Serapes statues (popular gods for Egyptians and Greeks) into actually believing in Christ.

Library of Alexandria

Standing on the Alexandrian Corniche, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a vast and striking example of modern 21st-century architecture, but the building recalls something much older. The library and cultural center were inaugurated in 2002 as part of a huge project to commemorate the city of Alexandria’s legacy as an ancient center of world learning and culture.

The Great Library of Alexandria was founded in the 3rd century BC, shortly after the founding of the city as a new capital of Egypt by Alexander the Great. It is considered one of the greatest accomplishments in the legacy of ancient Alexandria since the library and the Mouseion, the larger institution of learning of which the library was a part, are credited with preserving most of the knowledge of the ancient world.

The exterior of the building is decorated with characters of 120 different written languages as a reference to the wealth of knowledge from around the world once housed in the Great Library.