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Alexandria antiqua : a topographical catalogue and reconstruction / Amr Abdo
Ouvrage
Appartient aux collections: Archaeopress archaeology, 2014-...., Oxford
Publication: Summertown : Archaeopress Archaeology, 2022 Description: 1 vol. (X-372 p.) : ill. en coul. ; 29 cmCollection : Archaeopress archaeologyISBN: 9781789699432.Langue: AnglaisPays: Royaume-Uni Auteur principal: Abdo, Amr, Auteur Résumé: Alexandria Antiqua: A Topographical Catalogue and Reconstruction' is an attempt to find a way through an archaeological labyrinth of fragmentary evidence. Taking into account the last two centuries of systematic research into the topography of the ancient city while integrating the latest discoveries, the volume aims to catalogue the archaeological sites in Alexandria, from the recordings of the French expedition (1798-99) to the present-day finds. The attempt is also made to reconstruct the urban layout and landscape at the time of the city's Graeco-Macedonian foundation in the 4th century BC, and then through the successive changes which took place up to the Arab conquest in the 7th century AD. To this end, a holistic approach to topographic reconstruction is adopted, where material culture is studied in conjunction with the historical record. The results are displayed in AutoCAD maps and over 340 illustrations. Item type: Ouvrage List(s) this item appears in: MOM-ACL Année 2023
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Lyon : MOM - Bibliothèque de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée Libre accès ACL DT73.A523. A34 2022 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 166999

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Alexandria Antiqua: A Topographical Catalogue and Reconstruction' is an attempt to find a way through an archaeological labyrinth of fragmentary evidence. Taking into account the last two centuries of systematic research into the topography of the ancient city while integrating the latest discoveries, the volume aims to catalogue the archaeological sites in Alexandria, from the recordings of the French expedition (1798-99) to the present-day finds. The attempt is also made to reconstruct the urban layout and landscape at the time of the city's Graeco-Macedonian foundation in the 4th century BC, and then through the successive changes which took place up to the Arab conquest in the 7th century AD. To this end, a holistic approach to topographic reconstruction is adopted, where material culture is studied in conjunction with the historical record. The results are displayed in AutoCAD maps and over 340 illustrations

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