On 1 January 1999, the CNRS and the IFAO decided to institutionalise its endeavours by recognising the Centre as a Mixed Service Unit (UMS 1812). In June 2007, in order to have the status to receive researchers, the UMS was promoted to a Service and Research Unit (USR 3134).
In 2015, the CEAlex celebrated 25 years of existence. Marie-Dominique Nenna was nominated director of the USR by the president of the CNRS on 1 July 2015.
The proceedings of the international conference entitled ‘La batellerie egyptienne’, organised by the Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines, present the characteristic features of Egyptian water transport, which should not be simply confused with Nilotic water transport. There is also the shipping of the large lakes in the north of the Delta as well as that of the […]
Thanks to the grant provided by the Honor Frost Foundation, the CEAlex published in 2015 a book dedicated to the memory of Honor Frost: Alexandria under the Mediterranean. Archaeological studies in memory of Honor Frost, G. Soukiassian ed., Etudes Alexandrines 36, Alexandria, 2015. The book features her archaeological bibliography plus a previously unpublished article. Following a […]
The combined reports from Isabelle Hairy and the Underwater site of Qaitbay, Egypt The underwater site at the foot of Fort Qaitbay at the eastern extremity of Pharos Island by Alexandria, Egypt, holds the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, a legendary monument that stood for almost 17 centuries. It was built towards the beginning […]
The aim of the project, carried out by a French and Egyptian team of the Centre for Alexandrian Studies (CEAlex, CNRS USR 3134) and the Department of Underwater Antiquities (Ministry of Egyptian Antiquities), is to reopen the study of a shipwreck of the 1st century BCE, located close to the port of Alexandria (Egypt). The ship […]
In 2014 the Honor Frost Foundation provided the Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines (CEAlex) with a grant for the study of anchors dating from antiquity to the 18th century surveyed off the eastern harbour of Alexandria. During excavations and underwater surveys, the CEAlex has located anchors, of both metal and stone, over an area stretching 2,400 m […]