Alexandria National Museum

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The Alexandria National Museum
Part of the collection of statues

The Alexandria National Museum (ANM) in Egypt was inaugurated the 31 December 2003[1] by Hosni Mubarak and it's located in a restored Italian style palace in Tariq Al-Horreya Street (former Rue Fouad).[2] The building used to be home to the United States consulate.[1]

History[edit]

The museum is located in a former Italianate mansion. It's the former home of a wood sales person.[2] It used to house the United States consulate.[1]

Collection[edit]

It contains about 1,800 artifacts that narrate the story of Alexandria and Egypt. Most of these pieces came from other Egyptian museums. The museum mainly focuses on three collections: Ancient Egyptian, Coptic, and the Muslim world.[1] The museum also includes works from the Hellenistic period, including pieces from Heraklion and Canopus. Objects include canopic jars, Mashrabiya, and pieces from the rule of Nectanebo II. The city of Alexandria is also included in the collection, including objects from the 20th century. Objects include pieces from Caracalla's rule, figures of Medusa, Islamic clothing, a bust of Briniky, and pieces of ancient ruins.[2] The museum recently exhibited a sculpture which is believed to be of Alexander the Great.[2] The museum also has a collection of jewelry, weapons, statuary, coins, and glassware.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Andrew Humphreys (1 September 2011). Top 10 Cairo and the Nile. Penguin. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7566-8733-5. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Dan Richardson; Daniel Jacobs (1 September 2011). The Rough Guide to Cairo & the Pyramids. Penguin. p. 248. ISBN 978-1-4053-8637-1. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 31°12′04″N 29°54′48″E / 31.2011°N 29.9132°E / 31.2011; 29.9132