Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1894-1895

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Egypt Exploration Fuxd.

For the sake of clearness it will be best to take the site in two parts,
divided by the line of the modern Boulevard do Rosette, produced on
the west to the convent of the Franciscan Sisters (anciently the Mosque
of the Thousand-and-One Columns), and on the east along the Ramleh
chaussee to Hadra. In the northernmost of these divisions fall the sites
of all the monuments about the ancient Port, whose positions relative to
" one another are assured by Strabo's description of the coup d'oeil presented
in his day to one entering the Great Harbour. In the southernmost
division, or at least on the southern fringe of the northern division, will
be found the sites of the inland monuments, whose positions are to be
conjectured by reference to the known sites about the Port, checked by
a few indications obtained here and there from literary sources or
discovered remains.

It is intended that this should be not an Essay on the topography of
ancient Alexandria, but a Report on the feasibility and comparative
utility of prosecuting research there; and it is addressed not to those
who have a local interest in the site, but to foreign societies. Conse-
quently I say nothing of such buildings as the ancient Walls, Gates, and
Quays, nor again of the lesser monuments, once or twice obscurely men-
tioned, such as the Paneum, the Rotunda of Eutycheion, the Tetrapylon,
or a score of others. jSTo foreign society, which can find almost virgin
sites, could be invited to search in Alexandria for obscure Graco-Roman
1 ruins or bare topographical indications.


StFiABO (p. 794) begins with the Lochias promontory, and wo may take
its modern representative, the Pharillon, as our eastern limit; for we
know of no building of importance situated beyond it and within the old
enceinte. The eastern limit of the latter corresponds nearly to the
" French lines " thrown up in 1805.
The ralaccs. The Locltlas, on which stood a Palace, perhaps that of Alexander him-
self,1 is now for the most part under the sea. The shoal rocks, marked

1 Diod. Sic. xvii. 52.
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