Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean — 4.1992(1993)

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CONSERVATION WORK AT KOM EL-DIKKA
IN ALEXANDRIA IN THE 1991-92 SEASON

by Wojciech Kdqtaj
Over a period from October 15, 1991, until May 5, 1992,
the Polish-Egyptian Joint Mission at Kom el-Dikka' continued the
conservation of the monuments located in the area.
The Baths. In the Southern Portico a further 54 nr* of
foundations were prepared, following guidelines presented already
in previous reports.^ The reconstruction of the missing parts of
the foundations which have been dismantled in medieval times
will permit the first stage of the Zontz project,
accepted for the realization by the Egyptian Antiquities Organiz-
ation, to be completed. Stage I of the project assumes the Baths
and Cistern will be made partly accessible to tourists by 1994.
It will now be possible to complete the anastylosis of the
original columns of the Southern Portico, and in the future of the
columns of the eastern and western porticos of the South Gym-
nasium. Furthermore, the reconstructed foundation of this portico
will also close off the cellar complex of the Baths from the south.

' The mission included Dr. eng. Wojciech Kolataj (director), Dr. eng. Jan
Borkowski, Mr. Grzegorz Majcherek, Mrs. Teresa Kolataj, Mr. Jacek
Martusewicz and Eng. Krzysztof Zlotkowski. The Egyptian side was
represented by inspectors Ala'a ad-Din Mahrous and Mona Shaban Hafez.
^ W. Kol^taj, Conservation Work on Kom el-Dikka in Alexandria in the
1989 season, PAM II, 1989-90 (1991), pp. 15-18; M., Report on the
Conservation Activities at Kom el-Dikka in Alexandria in the Spring Season
of 1991, PAM III, 1991 (1992), pp. 15-18.

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