It is interesting to discover archaeological and historical places that have passed for a long time, yet they remained tall, bearing between their corners secrets and tales that introduce us to the identity of those who preceded us.
One of these places is located on Fouad Street, Alexandria Governorate. At first, it was known as a palace, then the seat of the American Consulate, eventually becoming a unique museum in the heart of the Mediterranean Bride. It is the "Alexandria National Museum".
The palace which was built in the Italian architectural style, which was owned by Asaad Basile Pasha, who remained in the palace until 1954 AD, to be purchased by the American Consulate in 1996 AD. In September 2003, it was inaugurated by the Supreme Council of Antiquities after purchasing and restoring it.
This architectural masterpiece includes three floors and 1,800 artifacts covering all historical stages of Egyptian civilization, from the Old Kingdom to the modern era, as well as a group of sunken antiquities which were found during excavations that were carried out in Abu Qir Bay.
Among these artifacts, there is the statue of "Ben Manf", which represents the model of an ancient Egyptian ruler named "Ben Manf" who ruled the city of Dendera in Luxor. There is also a large-sized artifact of a human hand, which is the oldest scientific carving in human anatomy, and was used by medical students in the Greek era. We also find "hydra pots", the pots that were used to preserve the remains of a number of leaders, soldiers and sports heroes in the Roman era, and there is a drawing and decorations on the outside of the pots that illustrate the function of the owner of the remains.