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Villa of the Birds: The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom Al-Dikka Mosaics (American Research Center in Egypt Conservation)

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This fascinating book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, Villa of the Birds is an engaging and informative account of how these ancient dwellings were unearthed, and how the famous mosaic floors were brought to light two thousand years after they were laid.With the expert guidance of the archaeologists responsible for the excavation, the reader is led through layers of clues reaching ten meters below today's street level, and to an in-depth appreciation of this extraordinary site's rich history.Drawing directly on their work with the Polish Archaeological Mission, the authors describe in detail the excavation of the housing areas, as well as the baths, the gymnasia, and the theater that comprise the villa complex.Villa of the Birds reconstructs not only the villas themselves, with their magnificent mosaics, but also the history of how they were built and used, and ultimately how they were destroyed by fire. The book is richly illustrated with detailed floor plans as well as spectacular color photographs of the mosaics themselves.American Research Center in Egypt Conservation Series 3

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Stunning new discoveries beneath Egypt s second city

Synopsis:

Stunning new discoveries beneath Egypt??'s second city

About the Author

EWA PARANDOWSKA has worked on the preservation of mosaics in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Sudan.

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ISBN:
9789774160769
Author:
Kolataj, Wojciech
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Manufactured:
American University in Cario Press
Author:
Majcherek, Grzegorz
Author:
Kolataj, Wojcech
Author:
Parandowska, Ewa
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Historic Preservation - General
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Series:
American Research Center in Egypt Conservation
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 illustrations including 15 in full co
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.21x6.24x.60 in. 1.16 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Historic Preservation » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Site Reports

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