Unearthing Alexandria’s Archaeology: The Italians' Contribution [Paperback]

Mohamed Kenawi(Author); Giorgia Marchiori()

ISBN: 9781784918651 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2018 | 1 | 208p, H11.5 x W8, Highly illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (81 colour plates)
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Unearthing Alexandria’s Archaeology


Unearthing Alexandria’s Archaeology: The Italian's Contribution' contains the results of an archival survey, historical research, and archaeological description of the main Italian excavations in Alexandria from the 1890s to the 1950s. The Italian archaeological investigations in the city of Alexandria are presented through unpublished photographs of Evaristo Breccia, Achille Adriani, and some of the glass negatives of the Graeco- Roman Museum of Alexandria. Various Italians contributed to the fieldwork and the production of drawings and plans, and documenting the majority of the most important sites in Alexandria, on which our archaeological knowledge today is based. But their names have been forgotten compared with Giuseppe Botti, Breccia, and Adriani: Giacomo Biondi, Gino Beghé, Antonio Gentili, Giuseppe Ramacciotti, Mariano Bartocci, Giovanni Dattari, Despina Sinadino, Michele Salvago, Orazio Abate, and Giovanni Peruto. The book gives detailed descriptions of the Italian excavations at Hadra, Chatby, Anfushi, Kom al-Chougafa, the Serapeum, and Kom al-Dikka, accompanied by often unpublished photographs and followed by a catalogue of other rare photographs of different archaeological sites in Alexandria.

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Chapter 1—Italian Archaeologists in Alexandria

Chapter 2—History of Archaeological Excavations at the Hadra Necropolis

Chapter 3—History of Archaeological Excavations at Chatby

Chapter 4—History of Archaeological Excavations at Anfushi Necropolis on Pharos Island

Chapter 5—Excavations at Kom al-Chougafa

Chapter 6—Excavations at the Serapeum

Chapter 7—Excavations at Kom al-Dikka

Chapter 8—Catalogue of the Photographs from the Breccia and Adriani Archives

List of Abbreviations


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