Villa of Birds

Restored thanks to the American Research Center in Egypt and inaugurated in January 2001, this Roman villa had been built over by the Byzantines in the late 5C. The flooring is decorated with beautiful mosaics, mostly dating from Hadrian's reign. Stunningly life-like depictions of animals and birds grace an opus sectile composing geometrical forms of small white and black squares. This "carpet" style was very popular in Alexandrian villas.

Useful information

Address:

Dans l'enceinte du théâtre romain Alexandrie

Price:

15 egp

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