The Graeco-Roman Museum is the largest one specializing in the Graeco-Roman civilization in the Mediterranean region.
It is located in Alexandria, Egypt. Erected in 1892, it was first built in a five-room apartment, inside one small building on Horriya Street. In 1895, it was transferred to another, larger building near Gamal Abdul Nasser Street.
The museum contains several pieces dating from the Graeco-Roman (Ptolemaic) era in the 3rd century BC, there are objects offering a view of Greco-Roman civilization in contact with ancient Egypt.
The Museum hosts 25 gallery halls in total, and it had originally started off with only 11 until it quietly grew and expanded, until the 25th hall was inaugurated in 1985. Each hall features artifacts from different eras, with a variety of relics such as great statues, pottery, mummies, religious imagery, etc.
Graeco Roman Museum Alexandria contains over 40,000 pieces of art and artifacts that span back to the 3rd Century BC until the 7th Century AD.
The first five halls contain artifacts related to early Christianity in Egypt, while hall six features a marble head of Alexander the Great and the statue of the Aphis ball, a sacred symbol of ancient Memphis. Hall eight features mummified Romans, an interesting example of how ancient Egyptian traditions had interested the Romans of that time.
Other artifacts of note include a statue of legendary Greek hero Hercules in Hall 17, two headless Sphinxes dating from Ancient Egypt’s 12th Dynasty, statues of the gods Venus, Apollo and Aphrodite in Hall 16 and 27 exhibits overall.
Graeco Roman Museum Alexandria contains indeed a big variety of coins from different countries. They arranged and date back from 630 BC to the Ottoman period in the 19th century.
The Ministry of Antiquities resumed preliminary renovation work of the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria.