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Research and conservation in Marina el-Alamein in 2014 and 2015 (Polish–Egyptian Conservation Mission). Part One: The Southern Baths and central town square

Rafał Czerner, Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner, Wiesław Grzegorek and Grzegorz Majcherek

Abstract

Activities undertaken by the Polish–Egyptian Conservation Mission to Marina el-Alamein in 2014 and 2015 included research and conservation in the public district of the ancient town as well as in private houses. Research was focused foremost on research, conservation and exhibition of monuments in the area north of the central town square, especially the remains of public baths dating from the Hellenistic period. Research and conservation continued also in the area south of the central square, concentrating on the remains of Roman baths in use from the 2nd to the 4th century AD. Current maintenance and conservation were carried out in private houses and in the area south of the central square.

Keywords

Marina el-Alamein, southern baths, town centre, houses, architecture, research, preservation, conservation, current maintenance

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