" The Graeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria re-opened its doors to the public in 2023 after 18 years of renovation work. The museum's archaeological collection is dedicated to the Greek and Roman eras of Egypt. It illustrates the periods of history from before the foundation of Alexandria by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, the subsequent Ptolemaic Dynasty who ruled until 30 BC, followed by Egypt's time as a Roman province up to the Muslim conquest in 641 AD.
Among the 10,000 artefacts on display are several discovered by the IEASM during underwater excavations in the sunken cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus as well as in the ancient Portus Magnus of Alexandria.
As a world premiere, the stele of Thonis-Heracleion, discovered underwater in 2000, is displayed side by side with its twin, uncovered in Naukratis in 1899. Both are inscribed with The Decree of Nectanebo I which concerns payments to a local temple. The twin steles have 14 identical columns of hieroglyphs and differ only in column 13, where the locations they were erected are specified. To find two intact copies of the same edict by Nectanebo I practically on the spot they were originally set up is a very rare event in the history of archaeology.
Further artefacts in the collection include the statue of a Ptolemaic queen, the Naos of the Decades and the Neilos bust.