Hippone de Delestre Xavier, Colin De Verdière Hubert,Toumi Khalida

Hippone de Delestre Xavier, Colin De Verdière Hubert,Toumi Khalida

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Edisud (September 1, 2005)
  • French language
  • ISBN-10: 2744905712
  • ISBN-13: 978-2744905711
  • Product Dimensions: 32 x 3.7 x 27.5 cm

Conceived by a team of historians, archaeologists and curators, this book presents the conclusions of archaeological studies carried out on the site of Hippone (Annaba, Algeria) within the framework of scientific and cultural cooperation between France and the 'Algeria - for Algeria: Ministry of Culture, National Agency for Archeology and Protection of Historic Sites and Monuments; wilaya of Annaba; for France: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - French Cultural Center of Annaba; Ministry of Culture and Communication / Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region. This book is the result of field surveys carried out between 2002 and 2005, under the responsibility of Xavier Delestre, by teams from the Regional Archaeological Service of the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and of the Hippone website. After a reminder of the ancient and medieval historical context, the authors propose, on the basis of a careful rereading of the remains unearthed - essentially under the direction of Erwan Marec - a review of the knowledge acquired concerning the forum, the villae from the seafront, the theater, the basilica and its surroundings. The presentation of these monuments is completed by syntheses relating to the thermal baths, to daily life, to water management, to sculpture, to cults, to inscriptions, to the world of the dead ... in ancient and medieval times. . At the end of the book, a general bibliography and a pre-inventory of the archaeological collections kept in the site museum or in other places close the volume. Richly illustrated, this intended scientific publication very accessible to the motivated general public makes it possible to reopen the important archaeological file of Hippo, by delivering unpublished documentation useful for the site's safeguard and development plan in preparation and for the definition of a new museum program. Finally, it is intended to be the testimony of a successful experience of international cooperation intended to facilitate the lasting conservation of archaeological remains and to create the best possible conditions for sustainable development from Hippo Regius, a major archaeological site of Algerian heritage.