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Alexandria National Museum


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

History

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

Collection

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. 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. The museum recently exhibited a sculpture which is believed to be of Alexander the Great. The museum also has a collection of jewelry, weapons, statuary, coins, and glassware.




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