Applying Mural Paintings to Restore the Luster of Archeological Parks in Alexandria, Egypt

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Eman Ahmed Ramzy Elgendy

Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University

Date Written: October 17, 2017

Abstract

Historical, archeological parks such as Antoniadis garden, Al-shallalat gardens and the zoo are important assets in the city of Alexandria, Egypt. These parks suffer from severe neglect, damage and encroachments of street vendors. This study aims to find aesthetic solutions to improve these parks as part of Alexandria’s cultural heritage on the national and global levels. Mural paintings could be used to beautify the entrances of these parks along with the seating units, garbage bins, and water tap basins. This mural painting process could be well suited with the architectural styles of these parks to preserve their identity and still fit within the history and civilization of the ancient city of Alexandria. This will protect the historical features of these parks and make them touristic destinations instead of being abandoned and neglected over time.

Keywords: Mural painting, Mosaic Alexandria, Zoo, Parks, archeology

Suggested Citation

Ahmed Ramzy Elgendy, Eman, Applying Mural Paintings to Restore the Luster of Archeological Parks in Alexandria, Egypt (October 17, 2017). ARChive, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3054521

Eman Ahmed Ramzy Elgendy (Contact Author)

Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University ( email )

El-Guish Road
El-Shatby
Alexandria, 21321
Egypt

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