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once exhibited in the Graeco-Roman Museum. Alongside excavation works, the Society took the responsibility of registering some other archaeological sites and rescuing their artifacts, as occurred in the case of the Chatby necropolis the results of which was published by Euaristo Breccia – the second director of the Graeco-Roman Museum - in 1904. On the 4th December 1943, the Society celebrated its 50th anniversary at the ‘triclinium’ of the Kom El-Shogafa Catacombs. The celebration was held under the high patronage of King Farouk and the auspices of Prince Omar Toussoun, though illness prevented the latter from being there. The two main activities of the occasion were the official ceremony and the exhibition of Graeco-Roman artefacts from private collections such as V. Adda, L. Benakis, C. Drossos, Ch. Galanis, J. Lumbroso, P. Modinos, G. Mustakis and P. H. Tanos. During the course of the 20th century, the collection of the Graeco-Roman museum continued to be enriched by excavations held by its directors such Botti, Breccia, Adriani, Girghis, Riad and others, in Alexandria, the Delta, Fayum and elsewhere, appointing Greco-Roman museum as the exclusive repository of Greco-Roman antiquities for the whole Egypt. After, after 120 of history, the Graecoroman museum preserves an international reputation, while from 2006 is under the process of renovation. 299 Greek ‘overtone’ of the cosmopolitan era in the intangible heritage of present day Alexandria Modern Greek presence in cosmopolitan Alexandria had its own special effect to the present day city. Although shrunk considerably, the Greek community is the only ‘survivor’ of the cosmopolitan era, a fact which indicates the strong diachronic connection of Greeks with the land of the Nile, and its people. Hence, Greek elements, although intangible, are still ‘visible’ in private and public spheres of life. Several Greek names are steel preserved in the labels of shops around the city, although their owners are not Greek anymore, such as Kalithea and Athinaios in the corniche, and Sophianopoulos at the area of Ramleh tram station. Additionally, terms deriving from the so-called Greek Kitchen -related to food and dinning- are still in use, such as Drabeza (from the Greek word trapezi, Τραπέζι: table), Bsaria (from the Greek word Psaria, Ψάρια: Fish), Gamboria (from the Greek Kavouria Καβουρια: Cramps) and the word Sketo (from the Greek world sketo, Σκέτο: plain. For food or drinks such as Coffee). Finally, there can be a more resonant recognition of the diachronic role of the Greek culture and people than the neoclassical entrance tolls of Alexandria, which bear the name of the city both in Greek and Arabic, Αλεξάνδρεια and Iskandarieh respectively. Few kilometers before it, the modern

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