In its efforts to boost tourism in Alexandria, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has announced that around 40% off the EGP 120 million renovations announced last year are complete and that the museum is scheduled to reopen in late 2019, Egypt Independent reports.
Alexandria’s Graeco-Roman Museum first opened in 1892 in a five-room apartment, before being moved to its current building three years later. It contains rare pieces from different civilisations, most predominantly from the Greco-Roman civilisation as well as Ancient Egypt’s.
The museum will boast 30 exhibition halls containing more than 40K pieces of artifacts, curated to tell the story of the often-forgotten Greek and Roman eras in Egypt and their connection to Pharaonic history. As it stands, the museum is the largest of its kind in the Mediterranean region.
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