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01 October 2010

312 Pages | 125 illus. incl. 50 color

10 x 12 inches

ISBN: 9789774162992

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Babylon of Egypt

The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Peter Sheehan

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

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