By Wojcech Kolataj, Grzegorz Majcherek, Ewa Parandowska
This interesting e-book describes the excavation and upkeep of 3 early Roman villas in Egypt's historic port urban of Alexandria. Chronicling the paintings of the Polish Archaeological undertaking in Alexandria, Villa of the Birds is a fascinating and informative account of ways those historical dwellings have been unearthed, and the way the well-known mosaic flooring have been dropped at mild thousand years when they have been laid.
With the specialist information of the archaeologists accountable for the excavation, the reader is led via layers of clues attaining ten meters under state-of-the-art highway point, and to an in-depth appreciation of this impressive site's wealthy history.
Drawing at once on their paintings with the Polish Archeological challenge, the authors describe intimately the excavation of the housing components, in addition to the baths, the gymnasia, and the theater that contain the villa complex.
Villa of the Birds reconstructs not just the villas themselves, with their remarkable mosaics, but in addition the background of ways they have been equipped and used, and eventually how they have been destroyed via fireplace. The booklet is richly illustrated with certain ground plans in addition to striking colour pictures of the mosaics themselves.
American study heart in Egypt Conservation sequence 3