Alexandria National Museum In Egypt
The Alexandria National Museum is in Egypt. It was inaugurated on 31st of December 2003 by Hosni Mubarak. It is highly visited due to its location; it is located in a restored Italian style palace in Tariq Al-Horreya Street. The building used to be home to the United States consulate. 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.
The museum is overwhelmed with the most of1, 800 artifacts that narrate the story of Alexandria and Egypt that 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 chisel which is believed to be of Alexander the Great. The museum also has a prodigious collection of jewelry, weapons, statuary, coins, and glassware. Alexander the Great was the initiator for building up Alexandria in 332 BC.
The construction process started by filling a part of the waterway separating the island of Pharos from a small village called “Raktos” or “Rakoda”, which was located between the sea and Lake Mariot. Alexander the Great and his successors made Alexandria the capital of Egypt for almost a thousand years. Entire history, Alexandria was renowned for the ancient Library of Alexandria, which included over 700,000 volumes, and the Lighthouse, which was considered one of the Seven Wonders due to its significant height of nearly 35 meters.