The American Research Center in Eygpt

Current Expeditions

Current Expeditions


New York University
Columbia University
Project Director: Roger Bagnall
Field Director: Paola Davoli
October 2009 - March 2010
January - March 2011
January - April 2012
January - April 2013
November - December 2014
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World Director: Roger Bagnall January - April 2016

Amheida, in the Dakhla Oasis in Egypt's Western Desert, has beensettled since the Old Kingdom and perhaps much earlier--finds aroundthe site suggest that people were in the area already in thePalaeolithic period. But most of what's visible on the surface is ofthe Roman period, before the abandonment of the ancient city ofTrimithis, probably at the end of the fourth century A.D. Excavations, which are sponsored by New York University and Columbia University, began in 2004.

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