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Alexander, Margaret A.

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Alexander, Margaret A.

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  • Alexander, Margaret
  • Alexander, Margaret Ames
  • Alexander, Margaret Eloise Ames
  • Margaret Alexander

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Alexander specialized in late antique mosaics of Tunisia. She received her PhD in 1958 from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. She was a junior fellow at Dumbarton Oaks from 1942-1945. From 1967 to 1996, in collaboration with Mongi Ennaifer, she co-directed the Tunisian-American project Corpus of the Mosaics of Tunisia, which was supported in part by Dumbarton Oaks. She excavated at major sites in Tunisia, including Carthage, Dermesh, El Jem, Thuburbo Majus, and Utica. The first fascicle of the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie appeared in 1973 and the final volume under her direction was published posthumously in 1999.


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Related entity

Alexander, Robert L. (1920-1998)

Identifier of the related entity

US LCNAF n 85142144

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is the spouse of

Dates of the relationship

Married 1948

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US LCNAF n79000368

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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This record was created by Shalimar White on January 24, 2014.



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