Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria finally reopened to public

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After an 18-year renovation and restoration project, the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, Egypt has reopened its doors.

The project, beginning in 2005, saw the museum closed to begin restoration and rehabilitation. However, due to a lack of funds and the 2011 revolution, the project was postponed until 2018.

During the restoration project, both the museum and its library were consolidated and restored, with museum displays altered to show the artefacts in a better light.

Inside the museum. Photo ahramonline.

According to Mostafa Waziry, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the project involved adding new sections to the museum to attract more visitors and to highlight the artistic connections between ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Byzantine civilisations.

Currently, the museum has 30 galleries displaying artefacts from the Graeco-Roman period and includes a state-of-the-art conservation and research centre.

During the opening, the Prime Minister of Egypt Mostafa Madbouly said that the changes to the museum will increase tourism and aligns with the governments plan to revive archaeological sites and museums.

Source: ahramonline

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