CUNY Excavations

Logo: CUNY: The City University of New YorkIntroduction

The City University of New York (CUNY) excavations (formerly the University of Reading excavations) focus on Area 1 in order to capture a holistic view of a single Romano-Egyptian neighborhood. Area 1 is characterized by mixed spatial usage and includes houses, a ceramics production area, and a large open courtyard.

One house (B2), dating to the mid-late third century until the early fourth century, has already been excavated as part of the Amheida Project, and a full publication will go to press later in 2012. Current and future excavations by the CUNY team will take place around this structure in order to explore small-scale social relationships, economic exchanges, and domestic life.


The CUNY excavations at Amheida have been generously funded by the Society of Antiquaries of London (2011, 2013), the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (2011), and the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading (2011, 2012).


Field report 2013
Field report 2012


Anna Lucille Boozer (Baruch College, City University of New York)

Assistant to the Director and Site Supervisor
Ashraf Barakat (Mansoura)

Archaeological Photography
Amalea Dora Burr

Archaeological Illustration
Sarah Lucas (University of Reading)

Lisa Lodwick (Oxford University)

Elizabeth Warkentin (University of Memphis)

Genevieve Donovan (University of Memphis)

Ashraf Senussi (Supreme Council of Antiquities)

Jane Timby

Dr. Giovanni R. Ruffini (Fairfield University)

Elizabeth Mazucci (September 11 Museum)

Elizabeth Warkentin (University of Memphis)

Dr. Gabor Thomas (University of Reading)

Database management and computer operations
Bruno Bazzani

House Manager
Gaber Murad (Dakhleh)