Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I: Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt: ca. 700 BC – AD 1000 [Hardback]

Mohamed Kenawi(Author)

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ISBN: 9781789692983 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2020 | 386p, H11.5 x W8, 358 figures, 52 tables
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Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I: Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt

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In 2012, fieldwork began at two large sites in the Beheira Province in the western Nile Delta: Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit (ancient Metelis). Being close to the important ports of Thonis-Heracleion, Alexandria, and Rosetta meant that they had been ideally placed to take advantage of the trade between the Mediterranean and Egypt. The sites are being thoroughly investigated to reveal their archaeological significance.

Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt presents the results of the Italian archaeological mission between 2012 and 2016. It provides details of the survey and excavation results from different occupation phases. A complete town beneath the Nile silt was revealed using a combination of modern scientific techniques. Hellenistic houses and a temple enclosure wall were investigated at Kom Wasit; while at Kom al-Ahmer, a Late Roman house, an amphora storage building, a cistern and an early Islamic cemetery were revealed.

Dating from the Late Dynastic to the Early Islamic period, the remains found at Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit demonstrate for the first time the rich archaeological heritage of this region.

Edited by Mohamed Kenawi, this volume contains contributions by Cristina Mondin, Michele Asolati Louise Bertini, Audrey Eller, Urška Furlan, Ole Herslund, Israel Hinojosa Baliño, Marie-Caroline Livaditis, Giorgia Marchiori, Marcus Müller, Benjamin T. Pennington and Amy Wilson.

Table of Contents

Foreword ; 
Preface ; 
Introduction ; 
The Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit Archaeological Project First Phase: 2012–2016 –
Mohamed Kenawi
Chapter 1 Metelis and the Metelite Nome –
Audrey Eller and Mohamed Kenawi
Chapter 2 La lagune d’Edkou de l’Antiquité à nos jours –
Marie-Caroline Livaditis
Chapter 3 Archaeological and Topographic Survey at Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit –
Israel Hinojosa Baliño
Chapter 4 Palaeoenvironments of the Northwest Nile Delta: The Ancient Landscape Context of Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit –
Benjamin T. Pennington
Chapter 5 The House of the Horses: A Tower House in Kom Wasit –
Ole Herslund
Chapter 6 The Finds from the House of the Horses –
Urška Furlan
Chapter 7 Catalogue of Finds from the House of the Horses –
Urška Furlan, Mohamed Kenawi, Amy Wilson
Chapter 8 The Temple Area of Kom Wasit –
Marcus Müller and Mohamed Kenawi
Chapter 9 The Finds from the Temple Enclosure at Kom Wasit –
Urška Furlan
Chapter 10 Catalogue of Finds from the Temple Enclosure at Kom Wasit –
Urška Furlan, Mohamed Kenawi, Amy Wilson
Chapter 11 A Late Roman House and an Amphora Storage Building –
Giorgia Marchiori
Chapter 12 Late Roman Cistern –
Mohamed Kenawi and Giorgia Marchiori
Chapter 13 The Early Islamic Presence –
Mohamed Kenawi and Giorgia Marchiori
Chapter 14 The Finds from Kom al-Ahmer –
Urška Furlan
Chapter 15 Catalogue of Finds from Kom al-Ahmer –
Urška Furlan
Chapter 16 Faunal Remains from Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit –
Louise Bertini
Bibliography ; 
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