Jean-Yves Empereur


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Jean-Yves Empereur

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Dr. Empereur, who is a director of research at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, holds a doctorate in classical literature and archaeology. Over a period of 12 years he participated in excavations in Greece, first as a fellow and then as Secretary General of the French Archaeological School of Athens. As a specialist in Hellenistic commerce, he has directed underwater excavations in Greece and Cyprus and also takes part in the ongoing dig at an ancient Greek potters' village in Turkey. In 1990, Dr. Empereur established the Centre d'Etudes Alexandrines which is intended for the study of the antiquities and history of Alexandria, especially through the operation of salvage excavations both within the centre of the city and underwater as exemplified by the intervention at Qaitbay fort of 1994-98.