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The Graeco-Roman Museum (Alexandria)

Listed under Art Collections in Alexandria, Egypt.

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What a collection! Twenty seven halls make up this museum that is a collection of Greek and Roman artifacts, as well as a beautiful garden which gives you a great idea of these two cultures' art of Egypt. The Graeco-Roman Museum is a composite of successful excavating endeavors, mainly of tombs between 300 BC and AD 300, as well as donations from wealthy Alexandrian residents- so most of the objects here come from Alexandria itself which is pretty rare. One of the cooler exhibits is a large marble bathtub that was turned into an sarcophagus by putting a large slab of marble on top it- not somewhere I would want to be buried! The thousands of relics cover every time period of the area beginning with the settling of Alexandria in 331 BC.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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