EXCURSION: ARCE Trip to the Island of Marea, Alexandria Find us
Join ARCE on a day-trip to the Island of Marea led by Egyptologist Dr. Rawya Ismail. The Island of Marea is one of the rare examples of a harbor town on the shores of Lake Mariout. Situated some 40 kilometers to the southwest of Alexandria, near the village of Huwariya, it stretches more than 25 hectares along the southern shore of Lake Mariout at a point where the width of the lake from north to south is less than one kilometer. Marea was one of the most important towns of the region in the Greco-Roman period. Founded earlier than Alexandria, literary sources tell us of its occupation from the 5th century BC until the 14th century AD.
Since July 2003 and under the directorship of Professor Jean-Yves Empereur, the Centre d'Etudes Alexandrines has been working on the peninsula situated some 100 meters to the northeast of the town: topography, prospecting on foot, geophysical examination and archaeological excavations have all helped to reveal the general organization of the peninsula and the existence of a large workshop quarter.
Cost per person: 250 LE members, 280 LE non-members
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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.