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H 290 x W 205 mm

374 pages

346 figures plus 5 online AutoCAD Maps (colour throughout)

Published Jan 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789699432

Digital: 9781789699449

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Alexandria; Topography; Urbanism; Classical antiquity; Hellenistic; Roman; Cartography; Ptolemaic Egypt; Roman Egypt

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Alexandria Antiqua: A Topographical Catalogue and Reconstruction

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Alexandria Antiqua aims to catalogue the archaeological sites of Alexandria, from the records of the French Expedition (1798-99) to the present day, and to infer the urban layout and cityscape at the time of its foundation (4th century BC), and then through the successive changes which took place up to the Arab conquest (7th century AD).



Preface ;
Introduction ;
Chapter 1: Context of Foundation ;
Chapter 2: Urban Layout ;
Chapter 3: Cityscape ;
Conclusion ;
Epilogue: A Holistic Approach to Topographic Reconstruction ;
Bibliography ;
Detailed Contents ;

About the Author

Amr Abdo is a classical archaeologist and independent researcher. In 2019, he received his PhD with a cum laude distinction from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Catalonia). Since 2013, his research has focused on landscape archaeology and urbanism in antiquity, with a special focus on the topography of ancient Alexandria.