Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 September 2007

112 Pages | 65 illustrations including 15 in full color

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774160769

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Villa of the Birds

The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Wojcech Kolataj, Grzegorz Majcherek, and Ewa Parandowska

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

This fascinating book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, Villa of the Birds is an engaging and informative account of how these ancient dwellings were unearthed, and how the famous mosaic floors were brought to light two thousand years after they were laid.
With the expert guidance of the archaeologists responsible for the excavation, the reader is led through layers of clues reaching ten meters below today's street level, and to an in-depth appreciation of this extraordinary site's rich history.