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Fig. 126: Music performance in the Moulid procession

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PUBLIC BATHS IN EGYPT. A DIACHRONIC CROSS-CULTURAL HABIT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN110 (FIGS. 128-132)

This section will be an overview the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine baths in Egypt exploring the diachronic role of public aspect in the Mediterranean. The clip will focus on the transformation of the Hellenistic tholos bath tradition from Greece into Alexandria and then to all over Egypt especially in

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Credits: Bérangère Redon, archaeologist in the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo (IFAO), responsible of the “Baths Research Program” in IFAO, member of the Balneorient project; for the drawings: Thibaud Fournet, architect in the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO), member of the Balneorient project. The directors of the excavations: Bouto East: Mohamed Abd el-Rafa Fadl (General director of the SCA for the Kafr el-Sheikh area); Bouto North: Pascale Ballet (professor of Greek archaeology, university of Poitiers); Karnak: Mansour Boraik (General director of the SCA for Upper Egypt); Taposiris Magna: Marie-Françoise Boussac (professor of Greek history, university of Paris Ouest-Nanterre, director of the Balneorient project). The archaeologists leading the excavations, Bouto East: Mohamed Abd el-Rafa Fadl and Wagy Ibrahim (SCA inspector), Bouto North: Guy Lecuyot (architect in the ENS = École Normale Supérieure de Paris) and Bérangère Redon, Karnak: Salah el-Masekh (SCA); Taposiris Magna: Thibaud Fournet and Bérangère Redon.

Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
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