Download e-book for iPad: Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the by Peter Sheehan

By Peter Sheehan

ISBN-10: 9774167317

ISBN-13: 9789774167317

This e-book provides a background of outdated Cairo according to new archaeological proof amassed among 2000 and 2006 in the course of a huge undertaking to reduce the groundwater point affecting the church buildings and monuments of this region of Cairo identified by means of the Romans as Babylon. exam of the cloth and structural is still published a series of continuing career extending from the 6th century BC to the current day. those comprise the large stone partitions of the canal linking the Nile to the crimson Sea, and the harbor developed by means of Trajan at its front round one hundred ten advert.

The Emperor Diocletian equipped the castle of Babylon round the harbor and the canal in three hundred advert, and lots more and plenty new details has come to mild about the building and inner structure of the fort, which keeps to surround and outline the enclave of previous Cairo. very important proof for the early medieval transformation of the realm into the nucleus of the Arab urban of al-Fustat and its later medieval improvement is usually presented.

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