Thursday, March 30, 2006

Amheida: Director's Report 2006 (
The Roman period site of Amheida lies to the south of the modern Dakhleh Oasis town of El Qasr. Poart of the Dakhleh Oasis Project, the work at Amheida is carried out by Columbia University. After preliminary surveys in 2001 and 2002, excavations began in 2004 and 2005, when three main areas were investigated. In 2006, excavation at these areas, together with conservation work, has continued. The Director's Report is a comprehensive summary of the 2006 field work and post excavation work, looking at the site of Amheida. Although details are available on the above page in HTML format, the best format is the PDF version, which can be dowloaded from the above page. Both versions have photographs (in the PDF they appear at the end of the 49 page document). Previous season reports are also on the site, as well as images, maps and drawings, a database, information about the local community, and much more. This is one of the most comprehensive and well maintained excavation/fieldwork websites around, and is well worth a visit.

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