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The Graeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria, with an extraordinary collection and a history of almost 120years, remains one of the most important museums within the wider region of the Mediterranean. Situated in theheart of modern Alexandria, it became her ‘inner sanctum’, preserving the spirit of the glorious past. This seriesis a nostalgic homage to that museum (1892-2005) and its extraordinary collection, before we welcome therenovated Graeco-Roman Museum. It is hoped that these illustrations will enable the general public to be carriedback in time on a nostalgic journey which captures the spirit of the Graeco-Roman Museum as it was lovinglyfounded by Giuseppe Botti and Evaristo Breccia, nurtured in its youth by Achille Adriani, all of whom fostered amuseological environment appropriate for the legendary city of Alexandria, an environment congruent with thecity’s literary ambiance of E.M. Forster, Constantine Cavafy and Lawrence Durrell. At the same time we wouldlike to offer a useful thematic tool for researchers and lovers of ancient art.
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