Amheida Database now Open Access

By Tom Elliott

The database of ISAW’s excavations at Amheida (ancient Trimithis, in Egypt’s Dakhla Oasis), is now open to public use at Electronic versions of the volumes of the series Amheida will soon be systematically linked to object and stratigraphic context records, allowing much richer description and photographic documentation to be available to users. Records for unpublished finds are also being made available; all records indicate the status of the material and how it can be used. The Amheida team hopes that in this way the finds at the site can be made available in preliminary fashion before a full analytic publication is prepared, and that scholars working on other sites can find where Amheida might offer relevant comparative material. Annual field reports and links to or scans of publications continue to be available through the project site at Additionally, the first volume in the series of final reports Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis 1 is also online via the NYU's Ancient World Digital Library.

The Amheida excavations are directed by ISAW’s Leon Levy Director, Roger Bagnall. Paola Davoli (Università del Salento) is the archaeological field director, and Bruno Bazzani is responsible for the database.