About The Graeco-Roman Museum
They are 8 hours per day, 7 days per week, every day of the year from 9am to 5pm, with the exception of a brief closure for Friday prayers between 11:30am and 1:30pm. Closing time is brought forward one hour during the month of Ramadan.
Located near Gamal Abdul Nasser Street
First To Review: Mohammad T.
May 23, 2009
Founded in 1892, the graeco—Roman Museum of Alexandria has already celebrated its centenary. Its vast collection, gathered together over these hundred years, is the product of donations from wealthy Alexandrians as well as of excavations led by successive directors of the institution, both within the town and in its environs. Certain other objects have come from the Organization of Antiquities at Cairo (particularly those of the Pharaonic period) and from various digs undertaken at the beginning of the century in The Fayoum and at Benhasa (Middle Egypt). Housed within an historic building (back cover) whose beautiful neo-classical facade of six columns and pediment bears the large Greek inscription, ‘MOYXEION’, the Museum consists of 27 halls and an attractive garden, which offer an excellent introduction to the Greek and Roman art of Egypt.