A. Evaristo Breccia (1876-1967)


An italian archaeologist. Breccia was director of the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria from 1904 to 1931. He was made professor of classical antiquity and epigraphy at Pisa in 1932 and professor of ancient history 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 Société 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 Société royale d’archéologie d’Alexandrie 27, 1932, pp. 17-26); and Le Musee greco-romain 1931-1932 (Bergamo, 1933).


  • Barocas, C. “Breccia, Evaristo.” In Dizionario biografico degli italiani, Vol. 14, pp. 91-93. Rome, 1972.
  • Calderini, A. “A. Evaristo Breccia.” Aegyptus 46 (1966):293-96.


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