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H 290 x W 205 mm

208 pages

Highly illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (81 colour plates)

Published May 2018

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784918651

Digital: 9781784918668

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Alexandria; Graeco-Roman; archive; Italian excavations; survey; photographs

Unearthing Alexandria’s Archaeology: The Italian Contribution

By Mohamed Kenawi, Giorgia Marchiori

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Presents an archival survey, historical research, and archaeological description of the main Italian excavations in Alexandria from the 1890s to the 1950s, offering detailed descriptions of excavations at Hadra, Chatby, Anfushi and more, accompanied by often unpublished photographs and a catalogue of rare photographs of further sites in Alexandria.



Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction; 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; Bibliography

About the Author

MOHAMED KENAWI was Head Researcher (2011–16), followed by Acting Director (2016–17), of the Hellenistic Centre of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria. He taught at the American University in Cairo and at Catania University. He has participated in various archaeological missions in Libya, Italy, and Egypt, among them those at Kom al-Ahmer/Kom Wasit, Athribis, and Dionysias. He currently collaborates on projects with Padua University, the City University of New York, and Tübingen University. At present, he is a Researcher and Training Manager at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, for the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa project. He has published many articles about his research in the Delta and Fayoum, in addition to his monograph, Alexandria’s Hinterland: Archaeology of the Western Nile Delta, Egypt (2014). He is Egypt Coordinator for the Manar al-Athar open-access photo-archive | GIORGIA MARCHIORI has worked on a number of archaeological projects in Egypt: the Tell Timai Project of the University of Hawaii, the Dionsyais Archaeological Project of the Siena University, and the Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit Archaeological Project of Padova University and the Centro Archeologico Italo-Egiziano. She has also worked on archaeological expeditions in Mexico. Having completed an MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, she is currently doing her PhD at Durham University on late Roman housing in the Western Nile Delta.