Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria Receives 10 Historic Artefacts
The transferred artefacts feature the statue of Emperor Septimius Severus, a plaque with a limestone waterwheel, along with the granite head of famed Roman commander, Mark Antony.
Alexandra is known to be a hub for Greek culture, and a treasure trove of history. Recently, its Greco-Roman Museum, currently under construction in Al Attarin near Kom Al-Dikka, has just received 10 huge artefacts to add to its enriching collection. The new addition includes marble statues of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and your favourite hero, Hercules.
One notable artefact belongs to Isis Pharia, which is set to be one of the largest artefacts on display at the museum's garden. It was first discovered by archaeologist Kamel Abu Al-Sa'adat in the 60s, recovered by naval forces in 1962, and transferred to the Maritime Museum in 1991.
The rest of the transferred artefacts feature the statue of Emperor Septimius Severus, a plaque with a limestone waterwheel, along with the granite head of famed Roman commander, Mark Antony. These transfers have been made from various museums across Alexandria, including the Kom Ash-Shoqafa Area, the Maritime Museum, and the Marina.
The museum is expected to hold a number of artefacts from the Greek and Roman eras, evident in the museum's title. Apart from the garden, the Greco-Roman museum is set to hold centres for preservation and restoration of antiquities, along with centres for currency and scientific research. What we're most excited about is the historical library, where we're planning to further read about history for hours on end!