Journal of Islamic Archaeology, Vol 3, No 1 (2016)

Mantai. City by the Sea by John Carswell, Siran Deraniyagala and Alan Graham. Linden Soft Verlag, 2013. Hb., 552pp., 350 illustrations (tables, figures, and maps; colour/b&w), £56. ISBN-13: 9783929290394

Stéphane Pradines
Issued Date: 12 Sep 2016

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DOI: 10.1558/jia.v3i1.31879


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4. Through IFPO’s excavations in Islamic Cairo of the last fifteen years, we have gained a solid familiarity
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