Characteristic ornament of geometric motifs

characteristic ornament of geometric motifs

The Anfushi tombs have a characteristic ornament of geometric motifs in black, white, blue and red squares, lozenges and octagons.


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Characteristic ornament of geometric motifs


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


Anfushi Cemetery-Alexandria


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The tombs are well-known between archaeologists for being minimize in the rock, havig wealthy colourful ceilings and partitions, and for his or her incrustation style (faux-marble); which is a pure Hellenistic invention. It stands for the treatment of plaques to mimic marble wherever it is a uncommon materials, the case in Alexandria and Cyprus. Moreover, tomb II is famous for its vibrant scenes of the purification of the deceased. The site is rich and it offers a vivid space to stretch imagination and visualise how rich and special these early tombs could have appeared again on their day. I totally recommend for these who are into getting exposed to a unique kind of excursions.


City: Alexandria
Region: El Anfoshe
Place: Anfushi Tombs
Date: 28/4/2022
Location: see on map


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