Old Cairo–Babylon

Location


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References

Site

Alston. R. 1995: Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt. A Social History, London, 204

Butler, A.J. 1978: The Arab Conquest of Egypt and the Last Thirty Years of Roman Dominion, (1st ed. 1902), Oxford, 238–44 [PDF]

Grossmann, P., Jones, M., Noeske, H. -C., Le Quesne, C., and Sheehan, P. 1988: ‘Zweiter Bericht über die britisch-deutschen Grabungen in der römischen Festung von Babylon-Alt-Kairo’, Archäologischer Anzeiger, 173–207

Grossmann, P., Le Quesne, C., and Sheehan, P. 1994: ‘Zur römischen Festung von Babylon-Alt-Kairo’, Archäologischer Anzeiger, 271–87

Murray, J. 1880: Handbook for Travellers in Lower and Upper Egypt, London, 226–7

Sheehan, P. 1996: ‘The Roman fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo’, in Bailey, D.M. (ed), Archaeological Research in Roman Egypt, JRA Supplement 19, Ann Arbor, 95–7

Sheehan, P. 2010: Babylon of Egypt. The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City, ARCE Conservation Series 4, Cairo

Visiting and browsing

The site is open to tourists with impressive visible remains of the defensive walls and towers.

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