Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2015

312 Pages

10x12 inches

ISBN: 9789774167317

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Babylon of Egypt

The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City (Revised Edition)

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.
The Emperor Diocletian built the fortress of Babylon around the harbor and the canal in AD 300, and much new information has come to light concerning the construction and internal layout of the fortress. Important evidence for the early medieval transformation of the area into the nucleus of the Arab city of al-Fustat and its later medieval development is also presented.