Recent excavations in
Alexandria have revealed remains of a building from Ptolemaic times as well as a
This is part of an ongoing project directed by the Hellenic Institute for the Research of Alexandria Culture which in the past 21 years is working in the
area. In Shalallat Gardens 2015, a
large public building belonging to the Ptolemaic era was found and archaeologists
believe that it had an arched ceiling. Recently, a carved tunnel was exposed
from underneath this massive building at a depth of ten meters.
[Marble statue of Alexander the Great found in the Shallalat Gardens in Alexandria -
This is exciting news because these remains are part of the Royal Quarters of the Ptolemies, which have been documented in antiquity. So far, the site has exposed some extraordinary finds of pottery, mosaic floors and coins. The most important find is, of course, this unique marble statue of Alexander the Great, executed in pure Hellenistic style which has been transferred to the National Museum of Alexandria for us to see!
The museum is a treasure trove exhibiting artifacts from old
, as well as from Hellenistic,
Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras, including underwater finds. It is the only
museum that tells the history of Egypt
through antiquity and it is not surprising that the lovely head of Alexander the Great is kept here. Alexandria