The supreme committee of the scenario museum exhibition in the Ministry of Antiquities has chosen the mosaic, Which was discovered last week by an Egyptian-Polish mission in the area of Kom El Dikka in Alexandria; to be part of the central pieces in the context of the new museum exhibition of the Greek-Roman Museum.
This decision stated in meeting for Dr. Khaled El Enany Committee, Minister of Antiquities, to follow up and discuss the latest developments in the museum exhibition at the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, and what the committee’s finding of recommentions, and develop a vision for the distribution of selected artifacts within the scenario of the new exhibition.
Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department at the ministry, said that the supreme committee chose this piece not only for its good conservation and beauty, but also because it is one of the most famous mosaics of Alexandria during the Roman era. as this design is the most imposing of the dining rooms in a Roman house, is considered distinctive for Alexandrian style and exceptionally popular in Roman Egypt.
The piece of mosaic is a square surface of an area of 2.60 m x 2.60 m, consists of six hexagonal panels featuring lotus flowers, framed by a circular guilloche pattern.
Niven Nazar, Assistant Minister of Antiquities for Museums Affairs, noted that the Higher Committee for the Scenario of the Museum Exhibition, headed by Dr. Ali Omar, Vice President of Helwan University and Professor of Archeology at Helwan University, Specializes in the preparation of the museum exhibition and the scientific material and writing explanation cards of artifacts and graphic works in all Egyptian museums.
The committee also includes members of various universities specialized in all fields of archeology such as Egyptian Antiquities and Greek and Roman monuments and the monuments of the modern era, and designers of the museum exhibition and graphic specialists, and heads of sectors of the Ministry of Antiquities and other members of the ministry.
The members of the Committee have made several visits over the past few weeks to the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, to inspect the museum’s path exhibition and to determine the requirements of the exhibition.
Elham Salah, head of the museum sector, said that the work of restoration and developing the museum is proceeding according to the planned schedule, and the museum includes more than 30 exhibition halls museum according to the scenario of the new show, pointing out that the museum is one of the most important and oldest tourist attractions and specialized in The Greco-Roman civilization in the Mediterranean sea in Alexandria.
The Greek-Roman Museum was established in 1892 and opened by Khedive Abbas Helmi II in 1895.
It displayed many artifacts found in and around Alexandria, mostly due to the Ptolemaic and Roman era. In 1983, the museum was listed as Islamic and Coptic monuments in Alexandria and the Northern Coast by the Prime Minister’s Decree No. 822 of 1983.