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

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

Peter Sheehan

This book presents a history of Old Cairo based on new archaeological evidence gathered between 2000 and 2006 during a major project to lower the groundwater level affecting the churches and monuments of this area of Cairo known by the Romans as Babylon. Examination of the material and structural remains revealed a sequence of continuous occupation extending from the sixth century BC to the present day. These include the massive stone ... Read more


 

 

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