Un parc archéologique pour Alexandrie. Projet de mise en valeur des vestiges du phare d'Alexandrie

Abstract : Alexandria has a particularly rich cultural potential whether on land or underwater, but this wealth of heritage remains insufficiently protected and presented when it could and should constitute an important development resource. The Pharos of Alexandria represents one the major elements in Egypt’s heritage. Those vestiges of this great monument that have been identified are the object of a study to present them to the public as the centrepiece of a new archaeological park that would add to the urban and cultural development of the fast-changing city of Alexandria.This project, led by the Centre d’Études Alexandrines (USR 3134 of the CNRS) in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Antiquities and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, will be situated opposite this latter institution. It will comprise of four spaces: the anastylos of the monumental doorway of the Pharos and its statuary complex, an open-air museum, an exhibition centre and a transitional area designed to facilitate the movement of visitors between these zones and the different services offered by the park (information desk, gift shop, educational service and cafeteria). The ensemble, standing some 3.5 metres above sea level, will be surrounded by a water-filled basin 30 centimetres deep. The site will be able to accommodate 400 people at any one time.
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Yvan Vigouroux. Un parc archéologique pour Alexandrie. Projet de mise en valeur des vestiges du phare d'Alexandrie. Virtual Retrospect 2007, Robert Vergnieux, Nov 2007, Pessac, France. pp.247-254. ⟨hal-01774850⟩



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