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Al-Fustat and the Making of Old Cairo

Peter Sheehan

in Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Egypt was conquered by the Arab army. They laid siege to the Roman fortress of Babylon that lead to the fall of the fortress. As Egypt fell to the hands of the Arab army, it became an integral part ... More


Siwa Oasis

Robert B. Jackson

in At Empire's Edge: Exploring Rome`s Egyptian Frontier

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the Siwa Oasis, which is the most renowned and yet also the most mysterious oasis, located only 45 kilometers from the modern Libyan border. The most famous attribute of the ... More


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