09 August 2022 04:12 PM

Graeco-Roman Museum receives 10 huge artifacts

Saturday، 16 April 2022 - 10:24 AM

The Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria on Friday 15/04/2022 received 10 huge artifacts to be displayed at the opening of the museum after finalizing renovation work.

Head of the Museums Sector at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Moamen Othman said the transferred artifacts include the three-part Isis Pharia statue, which is made of pink granite.

On her part, Director General of the Greco-Roman Museum Walaa Mostafa said among the other ancient pieces are statues for emperor Marcus Aurelius, Hercules and emperor Septimius Severus as well as a limestone relief of a barmaid and a granite bust of Roman general Mark Antony.

The Graeco-Roman Museum houses a large number of Egypt's antiquities from the period roughly 300BC to the Arab Conquest in the 7th century. It was built in 1895 by Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Botti and has been renovated several times along the span of its history. It was last restored almost 20 years ago.


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