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Egypt opens renovated 131-year old Greco-Roman museum

Egypt’s Prime minister Mostafa Madbouly reopened on Wednesday the 131-year old Greco-Roman museum after restoration in the northern coastal city of Alexandria.

The museum was closed in 2005 for renovations, according to a statement issued by the Egyptian cabinet.

The museum was built in 1891 and  inaugurated by Khedive Abbas Helmy II in 1895 to display Greco-Roman artefacts discovered at archaeological sites in Alexandria. Spanning an area of 5,200 square metres, the museum contains 10,000 artefacts dating back to the fifth century B.C.

“Greco-Roman museum is the second oldest museum in Egypt that was built to show art and intellectual integration among ancient Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Byzantine civilisations,’ said Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

 

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