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It displays 20,000 artifacts. Learn about the completion rates of the restoration of the Greek and Roman Museum


Today, Dr. Khaled El-Anany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, went to the city of Alexandria to inspect the latest developments in the works of the restoration and development project of the Greco-Roman Museum. He was accompanied during the tour by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Brigadier Engineer Hisham Samir, Assistant Minister for Engineering Affairs and General Supervisor of Historic Cairo, and Dr. Ali Omar, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Museum Exhibition, and some members of the Committee, Dr. Mahmoud Mabrouk, Advisor to the Minister for Museum Exhibition, and Moamen Othman, Head of the Museums Sector.


The tour included an inspection of the general site of the museum and its external facades, the museum building, the ground floor, the mezzanine, the first floor and the administrative building, in addition to inspecting the works of the museum display scenario.

 

 

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities directed that some amendments be made to the museum display scenario, and also stressed the need to adhere to the pre-set timings according to the established schedule, and the need to make every effort to complete all the works for the opening of the museum that the people of Alexandria are waiting for; Which is a major attraction for the city's internal and external tourism.

 

 

He pointed out that the project comes within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities' interest in its cultural heritage and in the city of Alexandria, the bride of the Mediterranean, where many tourism and archaeological projects were opened, including; The project to reduce the groundwater level in the Kom El Shoqafa area, the Eliyahu Hanabi Synagogue, and other projects that promote tourism.

 

 

Dr. Mostafa Waziri explained that the project to develop and restore the museum is carried out in cooperation with the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, according to the cooperation protocol signed between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Authority in April 2017, to develop and restore 8 archaeological sites, including the Greco-Roman Museum, in which development and restoration work began in February 2018, in coordination with officials from the Engineering Department in the Projects Sector, to follow up on the steps of the construction process on a timely basis, as the implementation rate of the project’s works reached more than 85% of the total works.

 

 

Brigadier Engineer Hisham Samir, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Engineering Affairs and General Supervisor of Historic Cairo, indicated that the structural support for the museum building and the metal structure has been completely completed, in addition to the work of strengthening the structural elements of the ground floor, and the architectural finishes of the administrative building attached to the museum, and the museum exhibition halls. Lighting systems, facade columns, drainage and feeding network installation works, and concrete works for the fountain. Careful restoration of the museum’s main gate, stone walls and external walls are now underway. Final finishing works have begun for some museum exhibition halls.

 

 

Dr. Ali Omar said that the itinerary of the visit and the locations of cafeterias, library, lecture halls and senior visitors have been determined. Halls have also been allocated for scientific research, study and educational activities. Such as: coin and papyrus halls, a hall for meetings and educational activities for children, and work is underway to finalize the determination of the locations of the large-sized antiques and the dimensions of their bases.


Spaces will be allocated for information desks at the entrance to the museum, and a place available for waiting for groups and tourist groups, emphasizing the international visit cycle and taking into account facilitating the movement and interaction of people with special needs inside the museum. which coexisted next to each other.

 

For his part, Moamen Othman said that the museum will display nearly 20,000 artifacts dating back to the Greek and Roman eras, according to the museum display scenario, noting that it is one of the most important and oldest tourist and archaeological landmarks specialized in the Greco-Roman civilization in the Mediterranean region in Alexandria.

 

Dr. Mahmoud Mabrouk explained that the preparation of the museum display scenario has been completed and the locations of the exhibitors for small-sized artifacts have been identified, to become a scientific and cultural center for Mediterranean civilizations, including museum exhibition halls, a museum garden, a center for preservation and restoration of antiquities, another center for currency research, and a scientific research center It also includes study and conference rooms, a library, a printing workshop, multimedia rooms, and a school for museum education to develop children's archaeological awareness.

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