Graeco-Roman Museum

The museum was founded in 1891 to accommodate artifacts removed from local excavations. The bulk of artifacts are from the Greek Roman era, and link the pharaonic work found in the Antiquities Museum to that of the Coptic Museum in Cairo.
Among the exhibits are many finds from the Temple of Serapis, which was an important shrine in ancient Alexandria. Most exotic are the sculptures which weld Greek naturalism with Egyptian symbolism. In addition the museum displays several beautiful mosaic pavements and several rooms are devoted to extensive collections of glass, coins, and Coptic art en textiles.