Mike Aquilina

Scuba Scholarship

Monday September 29th 2008, 3:01 am

Bryn Mawr Classical review has posted a review of a new book, Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300-700, edited by Roger Bagnall.

If you want to see Byzantine Egypt up close, though, you’ll have to go underwater. The modern Alexandrians are, according to Al Ahram, constructing an “underwater plexi-glass tunnel providing a unique window on the sunken capital of the Ptolemies” — not to mention Origen, Athanasius, and Cyril.