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Villa of the Birds – The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics - Cairo Scholarship Online
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Villa of the Birds: The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Wojcech Kolataj and Grzegorz Majcherek


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, this book gives an account of how these ancient dwellings were unearthed, and how the famous mosaic floors were brought to light two thousand years after they were laid. With the expert guidance of the archaeologists responsible for the excavation, the reader is led through layers of clues reaching ten meters below today's street level, and to an in-depth appreciation of this extraordinary site's ric ... More

Keywords: excavation, preservation, early Roman villas, Alexandria, Polish Archaeological Mission, mosaic floors, villas

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9789774160769
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wojcech Kolataj, author

Grzegorz Majcherek, author

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