A. Evaristo Breccia (1876-1967)


An italian archaeologist. Breccia was director of the in from 1904 to 1931. He was made professor of classical and epigraphy at Pisa in 1932 and professor of ancient three years later. He took part in many excavations in Egypt, of which the ANTINOOPOLIS excavation, which he recorded in “Le prime richerche italiane ad Antinoe” (Aegyptus 18, 1938, pp. 285-318), is especially worthy of mention. His significant works include “D’un édifice d’époque chrétienne à el-Dekhela et l’emplacement du Ennaton” (Bulletin de la royale d’archéologie d’Alexandrie 9, 1907, pp. 1-12); Le Musée greco-romain 1925-1931 (Bergamo, 1932); “Dans le désert de Nitrée” (Bulletin de la royale d’archéologie d’Alexandrie 27, 1932, pp. 17-26); and Le Musee greco-romain 1931-1932 (Bergamo, 1933).

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