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Myos Hormos - Quseir al-Qadim, Roman and Islamic ports on the Red Sea, volume 2: Finds from the excavations 1999-2003

Whiteright, Julian, Peacock, David and Blue, Lucy (eds.) (2011) Myos Hormos - Quseir al-Qadim, Roman and Islamic ports on the Red Sea, volume 2: Finds from the excavations 1999-2003, Oxford, GB, Archaeopress, 379pp. (University of Southampton Series in Archaeology, 6).

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Between 1999 and 2003 the University of Southampton conducted excavations on the site of Quseir al-Qadim (western shores of the Red Sea), a place that had not been examined since the excavations by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago ended in 1982. The new work was prompted by the discovery that the site of Quseir al-Qadim was, in all probability, not that of the minor port of Leucos Limen, as had been previously thought, but none other than Myos Hormos. This port, together with its sister harbour Berenike, articulated Rome’s trade with India and the East. This second volume concentrates on the finds made during the excavation period and the volume concludes with an overview of what we now know of the nature and function of the ports of Myos Hormos and Quseir al-Qadim and a discussion of outstanding problems which can only be resolved by further work.

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Published date: 2011
Additional Information: This volume presents and discusses the large volume of finds from the excavations at the Red Sea port of Myos Hormos, a major node in Rome's trade with the east. The many specialist chapters focus on ceramics, metal artefacts, glass, wooden artefacts, ship fittings, finds related to fishing, plant remains, faunal remains, basketry and some written material. A seperate volume, however will cover the pottery, textiles, palaeobotany, ostraca and paper documents.
Organisations: Archaeology


Local EPrints ID: 336032
ISBN: 978-1-4073-0863-0
PURE UUID: f99326aa-ee88-4ace-a5d6-4404f056ccf0

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:09

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Editor: David Peacock
Editor: Lucy Blue
Author: Julian Whiteright

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