The reopening of two museums and three ancient sites in Alexandria

The reopening of two museums and three ancient sites in Alexandria

During his tour of Alexandria Governorate to follow up on the project to develop and revitalize the Montazah Tourist Area and inspect some of the hotel establishments that received a health safety certificate, Dr. Khaled Al Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Major General Mohamed El Sharif, Governor of Alexandria, visited the Quaitbay Citadel and the Royal Jewelry Museum in the light of the health safety regulations that he adopted The Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities to reopen them for the visit.

During the tour, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani indicated that the National Museum of Alexandria, the Kom el Shokafa area, and the Pompi's pillar column were also reopened, as part of the ministry’s plan to gradually re-open a number of museums and archaeological sites. It is worth noting that Quaitbay Castle was established between the years (882-884 AH / 1477-1479 AD),It is considered one of the most important castles on the Mediterranean coast, established by the Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Abu Al-Nasr Qaitbay between the years (882-884 AH / 1477-1479 AD) the place of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria and on the foundations of the lighthouse that was completely destroyed in the year (702 AH / 1303 AD) in The era of Sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad bin Qalawun, and its purpose was to protect the Egyptian coast from external dangers.

The castle included a mosque, oven, windmill, armories, and a seat overlooking the sea to see boats entering the eastern port, in addition to the outer wall and the inner wall, and the area of ​​the castle is around 17750 m. The Royal Jewelry Museum is located in Alexandria, and the museum is considered one of the most beautiful and wonderful museums, as it is located in the Palace of Princess Fatima Zahra and is considered a rare piece of architecture representing the European style in the nineteenth century.

The museum includes 11 thousand and 500 pieces belonging to the children of the Alevi family, including the Prince Muhammad Ali Tawfiq group, which includes 12 cup envelopes of platinum and gold, and has 2,753 lobes of brillant and flamenco diamonds, a bag of gold inlaid with diamonds, in addition to the pocket watch of the Ottoman Sultans and 6 cups of gold inlaid with 977 lobes of diamonds.