Towards Integrated Management Of Alexandria’s Coastal Heritage
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Alexandria lies on the Mediterranean coast at the western edge of the Nile Delta. It was founded in 331 BC and over the next three centuries became a centre of trade and scholarship. Three major archaeological sites from different eras remain: the 15th century Qait Bey Citadel, the submerged remains of Ptolemaic Royal Quarters and underwater ruins of the ancient lighthouse, the Pharos. An international workshop on Submarine Archaeology and Coastal Management (known as ‘SARCOM’) was held in Alexandria in April 1997, organized by the University of Alexandria, the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The workshop followed a series of recent archaeological discoveries in Alexandria’s Eastern Harbour and a controversial project designed to protect the Qait Bey Citadel, which had inadvertently placed large concrete blocks over part of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse site. The aim of the workshop was to fin.....
Spatial CoverageAlexandria, Egypt
CitationCoastal region and small island papers. N° 14.
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