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Babylon of Egypt : the archaeology of Old Cairo and the origins of the city / Peter Sheehan.

By: Sheehan, Peter [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.American Research Center in Egypt Conservation series: 4.Publisher: Cairo, Egypt ; New York, New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2010Copyright date: ©2010Edition: An American Research Center in Egypt edition. [International version].Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781617976094; 1617976091; 9781617976100; 1617976105.Subject(s): Islamic architecture -- Egypt -- Cairo | Architecture, Roman -- Egypt -- Cairo | Archaeology -- Egypt -- CairoAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Babylon of Egypt.DDC classification: 720.6216 LOC classification: NA1583 | .S544 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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NA1583 .A47 2011 Cairo : NA1583 .S263 2008 Creating medieval Cairo : NA1583 .S43 2009 Living with heritage in Cairo : NA1583 .S544 2010 Babylon of Egypt : NA1585.F38 H3 2010 Hassan Fathy and continuity in islamic architecture : NA1586 .E846 2011 Espaces musulmans de la Corne de l'Afrique au Moyen Âge : NA1591.6.S82 G744 2015 Coral Buildings Of Suakin.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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This excellent volume traces the history of Cairo within the larger context of Egyptian history. The environment, landscape, and geology situate the city while emphasis is upon the architecture and archaeological excavations. Continuity and change characterize the city from the pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Byzantine, and Arab periods. A synoptic history accompanies the results of archaeological excavations that reduced water level and allowed for the exposure of significant buildings and features. Archaeological excavations uncovered occupational sequences of the 26th Dynasty, the fortress of Babylon, Trajan's harbor, the canal that linked the city to the Red Sea, and St. Georges Church, among others. Sheehan (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage) traces the rapid growth of the medieval city of Fustat through cycles of decline and revival in the Ayyubid, Mamluk, and Ottoman periods of Old Cairo. The volume is exceptionally well illustrated with historic plans, prints, and photos, as well as extensive plans and photographs that successfully document the achievements of recent archaeological research. A glossary and extensive bibliography conclude the volume. A landmark study tracing the city of Cairo while placing the biography of the city within the broader history of Egypt. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most levels/libraries. C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky Harvard University

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