Thursday, 6 April 2017

Remaining in the area, Sherif Mohamed Abd el Monem brings us to Taposiris Magna to discuss the results of the joint Egyptian-Dominican Republic collaboration. The focus is on trade networks, reaching reached as far as the Indian Ocean, and south to Koptos. Sherif opens with what we know from the classical authors, bringing us up to date with the site in its modern environmental surroundings. The site has been excavated by Egyptian and international missions since 1905. The periods under discussion are the Ptolemaic and Byzantine, with recently located local transport amphora being shown by Sherif, and their distribution in the Mediterranean and Levant showed in relation to trading networks across the region.

Sherif discussing one of the amphora types from Taposiris Magna

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