The Alexandrias of Étienne Combe Book Launch at the BA

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The BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med) organizes a ceremony to launch the first and second volumes of the book The Alexandrias of Étienne Combe. The ceremony is held on Monday, 10 October 2022, at 11:00 am, in the BACC Lecture Hall.

As part of the ceremony, the Center will host Dr. Hossam Abdel Basit, Director General at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, who examined and studied the articles of the famous Swiss archaeologist and historian Étienne Combe.

The book tackles the history and civilization of the city of Alexandria in the Middle Ages through the translation, investigation, and study of a collection of historical and archaeological articles written by the famous Swiss archaeologist and historian Étienne Combe, Director of the Municipal Library of Alexandria and Full Professor of Medieval Islamic History at the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University during the1940s. These articles are written in French, and explore the historical and archaeological topography, as well as the urban development of Alexandria in the Islamic Middle Ages. This topographic study also traces the city’s history, from the road between the city of Rashid and the city of Alexandria, to the development of Lake Idku, Abu Qir, Nelson Island during the Middle Ages, Lake Hadrah, the suburb of Smouha, and Lake Mariout.

The ceremony is open to the public without prior registration.