Now Available: Amheida II: A Late Romano-Egyptian House in Dakhla Oasis, Amheida House B2


Available now from ISAW and the NYU Press is Amheida II: A Late Romano-Egyptian House in Dakhla Oasis, Amheida House B2, a multi-disciplinary report on a Late Roman House from the excavations at Amheida, Egypt, by Anna Lucille Boozer

Among the contributors are ISAW former Visiting Research Scholar and Affiliated Faculty Member Pam J. Crabtree, former Visiting Research Scholar Giovanni Ruffini, and Head Librarian David M. Ratzan.

This archaeological report provides a comprehensive study of the excavations carried out at House B2, a late third to early fourth century house at Amheida (Roman Trimithis) between 2005 and 2007. The excavations at Amheida in Egypt’s Western Desert, begun in 2001 under the aegis of Columbia University and sponsored by NYU since 2008, are investigating all aspects of social life and material culture at the administrative center of ancient Trimithis. This volume presents and discusses the architecture, artifacts and ecofacts recovered from House B2 in a holistic manner, something never before been attempted in a full report on the excavation of a Romano-Egyptian house. The primary aim of this volume is to combine an architectural and material-based study with an explicitly contextual and theoretical analysis. In so doing, it develops a methodology and presents a case study of how the rich material remains of Romano-Egyptian houses may be used to investigate the relationship between domestic remains and social identity.