Egypt From Alexander to the Copts An Archaeological and Historical Guide, Revised Electronic Edition

Egypt from Alexander to the Copts

The thousand years of Egyptian history from Alexander the Great to the Arab conquest (332 BC-AD 641) are rich in archaeological interest and well documented by 50,000 papyri in Greek, Egyptian, Latin and other languages. But travellers and others interested in the remains of this period are ill-served by most guides to Egypt, which concentrate on the pharaonic buildings. This book redresses the balance, providing the necessary background to appreciate the wealth of temples, tombs, villages, churches and monasteries of the Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique periods. Written by a dozen leading specialists, it reflects the latest research, both in the field and in the library.