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    DescriptionThe last ten years have seen some of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries ever made in Alexandria, the legendary Egyptian city founded by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. Presented here is a full account of these extraordinary finds and of the exciting expeditions that led to their discovery. Located on the northwestern end of the Nile River Delta, Alexandria was the greatest of Hellenistic cities and was a major center of Jewish and Christian culture. Athens' equal and political rival to Rome, Alexandria awed ancient travelers with its wealth, size, and cultural prestige. But unlike Athens and Rome, practically no visible trace of this splendid city remains, and, despite over a hundred years of archaeological efforts, the results have generally been considered meager. Recent excavations, however, have yielded an unexpected wealth of information. Directed by the French archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur and conducted with the most modern methods, these digs have greatly enriched our knowledge of the art and architecture of Alexandria and of the lives and living conditions of its inhabitants.


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    Title
    Alexandria Rediscovered
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Yves Empereur, Translated by Margaret Maehler, By (photographer) Stephane Compoint
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 288 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 1,628 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807614426
    ISBN 10: 0807614424
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    DC21: 932
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    DC22: 932
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    George Braziller
    Imprint name
    George Braziller
    Publication date
    01 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY