» Minister of antiquities embarked on a tour around the Greek-Roman museum in Alexandria to inspect the work being achieved in its development project
Minister of antiquities embarked on a tour around the Greek-Roman museum in Alexandria to inspect the work being achieved in its development project
According to Hisham Samir, Minister of Antiquities Advisor for Projects, the development project of the Greek-Roman museum started in 2018 and it is planned to be completed end of this year.
Until now 48 per cent of the work has been completed including the restoration of the western and eastern façades ; the inner walls and 90 per cent of the building’s metal frame as well as the consolidation of the museum’s ground floor, the exhibition halls and the administrative building.
Elam Salah, Head of the museums sector said that according to the new planned exhibition scenario the museum will have 30 galleries to display 20,000 artifacts from the Greek-Roman period.
It will also have a state-of-the-art conservation and research centers as well as a hall for multimedia.
The museum was built in 1892 and was inaugurated by Khedive Abbas Helmy II in 1895 to display all the objects that have been discovered in archaeological sites in Alexandria. In 1983 it was registered on Egypt’s heritage list for Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities