"The Greco-Roman museum in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria has been closed and will remain so for two years to allow restoration work to proceed, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said Wednesday. Culture Minister Farouk Hosni said the work will include restoration of the museum building and its library. The museum's showcases will be improved to ensure better display of the artifacts, he said in a statement faxed to news organizations. The Greco-Roman museum houses a large number of Egypt's antiquities from the period roughly falling between 300 BC and the Arab conquest in the 7th century. It was built in 1895 and has been renovated several times. Its building was last restored about 20 years ago".
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