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New Discoveries in the Light of the Topography of the Royal Quarter of Hellenistic Alexandria

Calliope Limneou–Papakosta, Director of Hellenic Research Institute of the Alexandrian Civilization (HRIAC)

20 November 2017

05:00 PM

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Main Building, The Auditorium

 The BA Antiquities Museum is organizing a lecture entitled “New Discoveries in the Light of the Topography of the Royal Quarter of Hellenistic Alexandria”, to be held on Monday, 20 November 2017, in Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Main Building, The Auditorium, at 5:00 pm. The lecture will be given by Calliope Limneou–Papakosta, Director of Hellenic Research Institute of the Alexandrian Civilization (HRIAC). She will discuss the role of Hellenic Research Institute of the Alexandrian Civilization that has organized and carried out excavations in the area of Shallalat Gardens of Alexandria since 2007. The results of the project are significant due to the fact that this area was considered to be abandoned and empty of antiquities. However, the discovery of a unique statue of the early Hellenistic period, depicting Alexander the Great; and the foundations of a huge Ptolemaic construction at a depth of 10 m, has allowed us to consider that we are about to reveal one of the famous public buildings of the Royal Quarter of Hellenistic Alexandria. Furthermore, the discovery of a well-curved tunnel, built during a post-Hellenistic period, has made the research even more interesting. The excavation is currently in progress, and new evidence will hopefully add new elements to our knowledge so far regarding the topography of the Hellenistic Great City. 

contact: Dr. Galal Refai

e-mail: Galal.Refai@bibalex.org

Tel.: +203 483 9999 Ext.: 2337

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