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National museum

The Alexandria National Museum

The museum was inaugurated on the 1 St of September 2003. It is considered one of the most unique museums of the world for the main target behind its construction as it narrates a story of Egypt across different ages from the past and till now, for the show arrangement, and for the adequate lights used. Each showroom was painted in a color that suits the age it is representing. For – instance, the black color was used for showrooms representing the Pharaonic periods, light colors for the first floor which represents the Graeco-Roman period, while shinning green was used for the second floor which represents Islamic and Coptic periods. The lights play an effective rule in helping the visitors in having a nice tour inside the museum showrooms. The museum was situated in a place built by one of Alexandria`s merchants in 1928 on the e modern Italian style (that was commonly used in decoration in the early ages of the past century ) . The palace was then owned by the ministry of culture converting it into a national museum for Alexandria .the museum contains 1800 monumental pieces representing Alexandria’s history. The museum is divided into 3 suites (floors), the first suite (the basement) is for the Pharaonic period, the second suite (the first floor) for the Graeco-Roman Islamic periods and modern ages till July’s revolution, in addition to other showrooms for lectures (enough for 150 person) and a laboratory for repairing and mending monuments, they are all present in the basement floor. There is also an open theatre (enough for 1000 audience) in the back garden of the museum. The pharaonic suite The suite is 500 m2 area divided into five halls containing 350 pharaonic pieces, the most important pieces are Akhnatun’s and Hetshepsut’s heads. Statue of the god Amun which is considered the biggest statue in the museum as it weight 1.5 ton, the Serapium likeness, a number of colored paintings, different statues from the old kingdom, a Mosaic of Medusa, the head of Terra –cotta, a carnelian vessel with a golden cover belonging to the second family, a statue for the minister “Hem-Epnou” (the fourth family), and a lot of other unique pieces of arts. Graeco-Roman suite and Submerged Monuments The suite includes 5 halls containing 350 rare pieces shown for the first time, 176 pieces of them were submerged in the Eastern Harbour and Abou Quir Gulf. The most important piece is an onex part carved as two heads of the king Ptolemy the first and his wife Perinky, a head for Alexander the Great, a bronze statue for Zios, a statue of Hercules’s head, a statue for the king Ptolemy the sixth, a granite statue of Mark Antony, the head of Emperor August, a mosaic of dog, bronze statue of God Osiris and a lack granite statue for Isis that weighs about 1.5 ton. It also contain some submerged antiquities that had been discovered like a collection of Golden coins from Napoleon Naval, another one from the Graeco-Roman period and a collection of marble statues. Coptic and Islamic period and Modern Age’s suite The suite contains 200 Coptic pieces and 300 Islamic pieces. The most important pieces are a stela from Mina’s dir in Alexandria while he was standing between two camels, icons painted with the Virign Mary and jesus Christ , a great collection of amazingly nice decorated potteries and gold, silver and iron equipments for the church used in the daily life of the copts. It also contain a collection of the arms of Tomanbay, some silk tapestries of the Fatimid period , in addition to monuments belonging to the family of Mohamed Ali , a collection of storage boxes of Indian teak inlaid with ivory and a brass base of candle stick with name the of sultan Qaitbey. The modern ages suite contain French made china tableware, silver candelabras and royal medals inlaid with almond representing royal symbol, with the name of Sultan Abdel Megeid name. It is worth mentioning that the National Museum of Alexandria is the first of its kind in Egypt, it is the only one which narrates the history of the people of Alexandria through antiquity leading it not only to become institutions which only exhibit antiquities but also play an effective role in recovering and perpetuating political, social, cultural, artistic and historical memories.

Pompei Pillar

Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria.

Muslim traveller Ibn Battuta visited Alexandria in 1326 AD. He describes the pillar and recounts the tale of an archer who shot an arrow tied to a string over the column. This enabled him to pull a rope tied to the string over the pillar and secure it on the other side in order to climb over to the top of the pillar. In early 1803, British naval officer Commander John Shortland of HMS Pandour flew a kite over Pompey’s Pillar. This enabled him to get ropes over it, and then a rope ladder. On February 2, he and John White, Pandour’s Master, climbed it. When they got to the top they displayed the Union Jack, drank a toast to King George III, and gave three cheers. Four days later they climbed the pillar again, erected a staff, fixed a weather vane, ate a beef steak, and again toasted the king. An etymology of the nickname “Pompey” for the Royal Navy’s home port of Portsmouth and its football team suggests these sailors became known as “Pompey’s boys” after scaling the Pillar, and the moniker spread; other unrelated origins are also possible


The catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa in Alexandria, Egypt, is a huge necropolis that dates back to the 2nd century CE. With 3 tiers of tombs that could accommodate up to 300

The catacombs were named Kom El Shoqafa, meaning Mound of Shards, because the area used to contain a mound of shards of terra cotta which mostly consisted of jars and objects made of clay. These objects were left by those visiting the tombs, who would bring food and wine for their consumption during the visit. However, they did not wish to carry these containers home from this place of death, so they would break them. At the time of the discovery, heaps of these broken plates were found

Qaitbay Fort from outside

Fort Qaitbey | Citadel of Qaitbay | The Qaitbey Fort in Alexandria

The Citadel is situated at the entrance of the eastern harbour on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The lighthouse continued to function until the time of the Arab conquest, then several disasters occurred and the shape of the lighthouse was changed to some extent, but it still continued to function. Restoration began in the period of Ahmed Ibn Tulun (about 880 AD). During the 11th century an earthquake occurred, causing damage to the octagonal part. The bottom survived, but it could only serve as a watchtower, and a small mosque was built on the top. In the 14th century there was a very destructive earthquake and the whole building was completely destroyed.

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