Ain el-Gedida

Ain el-Gedida

2006-2008 Excavations of a Late Antique Site in Egypt's Western Desert

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

by Nicola Aravecchia

Contributions By Roger S. Bagnall , Pamela Crabtree , Delphine Dixneuf , Dorota Dzierzbicka , Douglas V. Campana and David M. Ratzan

Published by: NYU Press

652 pages, 8.50 x 11.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781479803019
  • Published: March 2019

$85.00

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‘Ain el-Gedida: 2006-2008 Excavations of a Late Antique Site in Egypt's Western Desert is a presentation of primary evidence from an archaeological dig at ‘Ain el-Gedida. ‘Ain el-Gedida dates to the 4th century and is a uniquely important archaeological site for the study of early Egyptian Christianity; it is also a rare example of a type of Late Roman rural settlement that was previously known only from written sources.

The authors first present the data collected during excavations of various buildings and rooms at ‘Ain el-Gedida; in the second half of the book, specialists on the ‘Ain el-Gedida research team catalog and describe what was found at the site: ceramics, coins, ostraka, and zooarcheological remains.

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