Book Launch of Mahmoud Pasha Al-Falaki’s Ancient Alexandria

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The BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med) holds the book launch of Mahmoud Pasha Al-Falaki’s Ancient Alexandria, on Tuesday, 24 September 2019, at 6:00 pm, in the BACC Delegates Hall. The event will be attended by Dr. Moustafa Elfeki, Director of the BA, and Mrs. Attiya Al-Falaki, daughter of Ambassador Mahmoud Saleh Al-Falaki, the translator of the book.

Ancient Alexandria will be commented on by Dr. Fathi Abou Ayana, Professor of Geography, at the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, and Dr. Mona Haggag, Professor of Archaeology and Greco-Roman Studies, at the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University.

The original copy of the book was first published in French, in Copenhagen, in 1872, while the Arabic translation was published in Cairo, in 1967, by Ambassador Mahmoud Saleh Al-Falaki, the grandson of Mahmoud Pasha Al-Falaki, who aimed to make it accessible to Arab readers.

Commissioned by Ismail Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt, Mahmoud Pasha Al-Falaki excavated and designed maps for the ancient city, its streets and public buildings, and took notes of those excavations and their subsequent discoveries.

The second edition of the book allows readers and researchers to gain access to Al-Falaki’s map and studies which are considered major references for those who study the history of Alexandria and its archaeology.


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