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Tell Timai, (Egypt) 2009-2020

The Ptolemaic–Roman north western temple zone and Roman city excavations

James E. Bennett
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306 pages, Illustrated throughout in black & white, and colour
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This monograph covers the excavations conducted at the Ptolemaic-Roman city of Tell Timai by the University of Hawaii from 2009 - 2020. It is divided into four parts. Chapter 1 concerns the excavation and identification of a previously unknown Ptolemaic-Roman temple complex in the north-west of the site, focusing on a monumental stone gateway and mud brick enclosure wall. Chapter 2 documents a large domestic structure on the outside of the enclosure and its associated domestic material culture. Chapter 3 discusses several Late Roman burials interred on the ruins of the temple’s western enclosure wall. And Part 4 analyses the initial excavations of a 2nd century Roman temple in the centre of the city, as well as the extensive pre-temple occupation layers and architecture found beneath, which potentially had later usage as a church.

James Bennett received his doctorate in archaeology at Durham University specialising in the Third Intermediate Period in Egypt. He has published several books and articles on the history, archaeology and material culture of Ancient Egypt, including The Terracotta Figurines from Tell Timai: 2009-2013 (BAR Publishing, 2016).Contributor: Skylar Joseph.

‘The research in this monograph is of high importance for the archaeology of the Delta area during the Ptolemaic and Roman period. All researchers specialised in the Graeco-Roman period in Egypt will be interested in these results.’ Professor Dr Katja Lembke, Lower Saxony State Museum Hanover

‘This volume contains new information from a Nile Delta site and is of considerable value for the study of the region. It provides a significant corpus of new data on architecture, ceramics and small finds that can be used as comparative material for other sites in the region.’ Dr Jeffrey Spencer, British Museum (rtd)

Introduction (S3127_Bennett_9781407360737_-_introduction.pdf, 289 Kb) [Download]

Table of Contents (S3127_Bennett_9781407360737_-_contents.pdf, 302 Kb) [Download]