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Berenike 1999/2000: Report on the Excavations at Berenike, Including Excavations in Wadi Kalalat and Siket, and the Survey of the Mons Smaragdus Region

Edited by Steven E. Sidebotham
Edited by Willeke Wendrich

Excavations at Berenike, a Greco-Roman harbor on the Egyptian Red Sea coast, have provided extensive evidence for trade with India, South-Arabia and sub-Saharan Africa. The results of the 1999 and 2000 excavations by the joint mission of the University of Delaware, Leiden University, and UCLA, have been published in a comprehensive report, with specialists’ analyses of different object groups and an overview of evidence for the trade route from the Indian perspective. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, plans, and a large foldout map of Berenike and Sikait.


Steven E. Sidebotham is a professor of classical archaeology and ancient history in the department of history at the University of Delaware.

Willeke Wendrich is an associate professor of Egyptian archaeology in the department of Near Eastern studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Published By The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press

8.5 x 11 in. 424 pages 209 halftones, 171 figures, 1 maps, 30 tables