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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 253 pages
  • Publisher: George Braziller; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807614424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807614426
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[O]n almost every page there is a statement that is astonishing or a photograph that takes your breath away. I have never seen a book that is so beautifully produced and contains such a wealth of remarkable material. -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Atheen on April 28, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I haven't been to Alexandria in almost fifteen years, but I remember it as a lovely city on the Mediterranean, though one that partook more of the ambiance of Southern Europe than of the Middle East. The long stretches of sea wall, the pretty beaches-Agami Beach is like fine granulated sugar-and the museums were a delight. Little did I know that under the pavement beneath my feet lay hidden wonderful relics of Ptolemaic Egypt waiting for discovery. At the time I was there the city was a thriving, growing community but had yet to expand even to the full size of the ancient site. There were a few monuments from antiquity-Pompey's Pillar, the Serapeum, etc-most of them misidentified, but most of the site was much more recent.
In Alexandria Rediscovered Jean-Yves Empereur introduces the reader to the newest archaeological finds. Expansion of the modern city and its infrastructure into and beyond the boundaries of the old settlement over the past two decades involved him in emergency excavation projects to reclaim or at least document the finds uncovered by developers. In addition, recent discoveries in the harbor have helped illuminate the Ptolemaic period lighthouse, palaces, and government buildings, including those of the famous Cleopatra. The author, an expert in underwater archeology helped document and reclaim some of the finds.
Complimented by the beautiful photographs of Stephane Compoint, the folio sized book gives the reader an extraordinary view of the new discoveries. My favorites are the incredible illustrations of the catacombs and of the even more fascinating cisterns and underground canals of the city's ancient water system.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nadia Azumi on July 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I was born in Egypt by Italian Parents, and loved archeology from the moment I understood what archeology was all about.
I used to play at Quit Bey on the jetty were now you need special passes to go fishing.My parents and I loved going there.
I also sailed there in the small harbor and one day with low tides the boat marooned.I jumped and started pushing while the skipper maneuvered the boat. I screamed at one point and told my skipper that I was stepping on a big human head.Everybody thought that I had a sun stroke.I insisted and everybody made fun of me.
Years passed and last year I purchased the book of Mr. Empereur.I loved the way he took the pictures,presented the subjects, and it was not a technical book.It took me through the streets of Alex where I grew up.
Then later in the year I went to Alexandria and met Mr.Empereur.A charming French gentlemen,and an archaeologist with a tremendous knowledge of Alexandria and its history.I told the story of the human head in the small harbor and I later saw it.It was in the Alexandria Museum.
I also visited most of the locations narrated in the book.It is incredible how Mr.Empereur recreated the old Alexandria in this book.
There are certain sections and articles in the book in which we tourist and regular people can no longer visit,Highways have been constructed on top of old remains.
Therefore I suggest and strongly recommend this book for those who love Egyptian Archeology to read this book. It is another part of Egypt that unfortunately has not been advertised as much.
Just keep in mind when you read this book who founded Alexandria.
You will also find pictures of the underwater artifacts in the small harbor.The actual Alexandria is built on several layers of old cities.Greek,Roman,Ottoman.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "diagonowlpost" on May 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Jean-Yves E. is one of the most active archaeologists of our time. He alone understands properly the workings of Old Alexandria and of present Alexandria, if you can call it that now. I give this book the highest marks on content, style, lack of bias, and informativeness, among other good attributes. If you are interested in real archaeology and real adventure and excitment than this book is a must own and read for you.
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6 of 22 people found the following review helpful By ashraf h bechai on October 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
wonderful work DR jane Yves done in land and water in alexandria,specialy in land.but his insisting that he hade found the remaine of the alexandria light house with no evidence on site eather on location ore artfact ore bulding materyal mack me tel one more time. DR JANE,congratulation you have found the EASES FARA tempel ,not the light house, even knowen the site was discover by Kamel abou alsadat in the 60 and video by the red sea marine work as well as the egyption navy after Kamel abou alsadat file the first report to the intiquy.after oll this you insist your the first one who found the site, DR I made over 100 Dive in this site before I herd your name and there is on of over 30 site in the north cost,are you the first one to find this site DR ,I donot think so even known I aprecheate your work and enjoy your book. exept for this chapter that I donot share openion with the arther, Get ready for anew look at inchant ALEXANDRIA. ASHRAF H BECHAI/ Phonex,AZ,USA,
Alexandria,Egypt independed Marine archaeologest. ashraf988@yahoo.com
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ashraf h bechai on October 31, 2000
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wonderful work DR jane Yves done in land and water in alexandria,specialy in land.but his insisting that he hade found the remaine of the alexandria light house with no evidence on site eather on location ore artfact ore bulding materyal mack me tel one more time. DR JANE,congratulation you have found the EASES FARA tempel ,not the light house, even knowen the site was discover by Kamel abou alsadat in the 60 and video by the red sea marine work as well as the egyption navy after Kamel abou alsadat file the first report to the intiquy.so haw did you become the first to discover it dr Jane. I have personly made over 100 dive in this area before I herd your name ever menchant. I did injoy your book but I strongly recomend you edit some part. exept for this chapter that I don't share openion with the arther, Get ready for anew look at inchant ALEXANDRIA. ASHRAF H BECHAI/ Phonex,AZ,USA, Alexandria,Egypt independed Marine archaeologest. ashraf988@yahoo.com
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