The excavations still continue more than fifty years after they were initiated, revealing important archaeological evidence about public and daily life, topography and architecture in Roman Alexandria. Apart from the Odeon, which dates to the 4th century AD, discoveries include a large cistern, an elite residential quarter, including the so-called Villa of the Birds with its remarkable mosaic floor, an imperial bath complex dating to the 4th century AD, two colonnaded streets, and a series of rectangular auditoria . The site has been successfully preserved and reconstructed and today, it comprises the most important archaeological park in the city (Figs. 19-24).
Fig. 19-20. The Lecture Halls