By: Ali Abu-Dashish
CAIRO, Dec. 18 (SEE)- Brigadier Hisham Sameer, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Antiquities for Engineering Affairs, inspected the latest developments of the restoration and protection projects in the marine protection project of Qaitbay Castle and the renovation project of the Greco-Roman Museum.
He was accompanied during the tour by Dr. Osama Al-Nahhas, supervisor of the technical office of the Minister of Antiquities, and Mohamed Metwally, Director General of Islamic and Coptic monuments in Alexandria and the North Coast.
The implementation of the marine protection 20-months project in Qaitbay Castle is initiated in accordance with the decision of the Standing Committee. Establishments included setting up a barrier to the sea waves from the western side to the eastern side in order to protect the submerged monuments and the construction of a curtain of concrete piles around the citadel to protect it from sea water.
The Greco-Roman Museum is one of the city’s most important tourist attractions as it includes artifacts dating back in-between the 3rd century BC and the third century AD, covering the Pharaonic, Ptolemaic and Roman periods, which proves the convergence of Egyptian and Western thought.