5th millennium BC; 18th century settlement; abandoned probably at the beginning of the 20th century
Visiting al-Zubarah is like travelling back in time. As if in an archaeological laboratory, one is able to walk through its historical past and examine what it was like to live there.
The location, height and architectural features of the Bourse ensured the building’s landmark status in modern Alexandria. The impact of European architecture is clear, but it seems appropriate to the building’s function as well.
Studies of different sites are valuable as documents of the urban assets of a city, immortalising it in visual documents at a specific point in time. This lithograph was made at a time when Athens was collating its urban assets. As the first king of Greece following independence from the Ottoman Empire, King Otto wanted to remodel the city and breathe new “new life” into it by recalling the city’s classical past.
National Library of France
Maisons traditionnelles de Beyrouth: Typologie, culture domestique, valeur patrimoniale. Le secteur de Rmeil-Médawwar (Book)
A survey map representing the social and economic web and interrelations in a district of Beirut.
State Archives of Livorno
A map showing the presence of a foreign community and the space they inhabited within the city’s texture.
Labronica Library, City of Livorno