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Diet and Status in Roman Egypt: Evidence from Amheida in the Dakleh Oasis in the Western Desert

Dr. Pam Crabtree - NYU & the Archaeological Institute of America
Thursday, October 13, 2022
5:30-7:00 PM
2175 Angell - Classical Studies Library Angell Hall Map
Summary: Amheida (Roman Trimithis) is located in the Dakleh Oasis in the western Egyptian desert. Excavations carried out in the town have focused on a 3rd-century middle class household and a 4th-century villa. Additional excavations have been conducted at the 4th-5th-century church complex an Ain el-Gedida, also located in the oasis. This presentation will review the archaeology of these three sites and then show how archaeological data can be used to reveal differences in diet and social status between the three sites.

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Building: Angell Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Classical Studies, History
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Classical Studies, Interdepartmental Program in Ancient History, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Lectures