H 245 x W 175 mm
76 Figures (44 full colour, 32 monochrome)
Published Mar 2019
Macedonian tombs; Alexandrian hypogea; Alexander the Great; late Classical period; Hellenistic period; wall painting; tomb furnishing; grave goods; iconography; sepulchral art; sepulchral beliefs; burial rituals
This book explores the influence of Macedonians and Greeks settling in Alexandria ad Aegyptum on the structural form of underground tombs, comparing in synthetic form the structural elements of the cist graves, chamber and rock-cut tombs of Macedonia with the Alexandrian hypogea, while taking into account geographical factors that conditioned them.
Introduction; Chapter I Historical outline; Chapter II Types of funerary complexes from the territory of Macedonia ; Chapter III Types of funerary complexes in Alexandria ; Chapter IV Symbolism of the architectural forms, painted decoration and interior furnishings of tombs from Macedonia ; Chapter V Symbolism of the architectural forms, painted decoration and interior furnishings of tombs from Alexandria ; Summary; Bibliography ; Index of localities and tombs; Topical index