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Villa of the Birds: The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Wojcech Kolataj and Grzegorz Majcherek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160769
eISBN:
9781936190034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160769.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This 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, ... More


Foundation and Early Occupation (1571–late Seventeenth Century)

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Archaeological evidence for each phase of occupation of Quseir Fort came in two forms: the excavations and examination of the surviving structures. The evidence from each of these sources is set out ... More


Late Ottoman Occupation (Eighteenth Century)

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

While the primary architecture of Quseir Fort, particularly the defenses, is very distinctive, it is much harder to recognize subsequent changes until the Napoleonic period. The evidence from the ... More


Cultural Heritage Protection in Iraq before 2003: The Long View

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the protection of cultural heritage in Iraq before the 2003 invasion. The first indigenous anti-looting efforts stemmed from sheer greed, and laws were passed during the ... More


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