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Coptic

It is a name for Egyptians of the Christian faith and their Church. It is also the name for the last form of the ancient Egyptian language, which was written with mostly Greek letters. The Coptic language survives only as a liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Islam

the name of a religion that is centered on the Qur'an, the word of God as passed through the Prophet Muhammad

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum houses outstanding sculptures from various periods: Pharonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic. These statues showcase the brilliance of Egyptian artists throughout history.

Exhibiting the statues was an ingenious idea because it will give visitors to the library a sense of the past. The museum now houses 1079 objects that tell the story of Egypt from the predynastic through the Islamic periods. Papyri represent Greek and Latin literature and a number of sculptures and portrait heads depict the ancient philosophers and writers.

Numerous items associated with trade and pottery pieces illuminate the daily lives of the people. Objects from recent underwater explorations in the city's ancient ports are also included in the new Alexandria Library Museum.

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Statue of Khonsu
Statue of Khonsu
Wooden Boat with the Bow in the Shape of an Animal's Head
Wooden Boat with the Bow in the Shape of an Animal's Head
Part of a Wall of a Tomb
Part of a Wall of a Tomb
Statuette of Ptah Standing
Statuette of Ptah Standing
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Old Kingdom 6th Dyn.
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  Byzantine
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  Islamic
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Governorate of Alexandria

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El Chatby
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2002 AD
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