This article contains a first description of the results of the third season of the North Kharga Oasis Survey, that in 2003 focussed on the late-Roman site of Umm el-Dabadib, in the Kharga Oasis. An introductory paragraph on the methodology that has been adopted to survey such a complex site is followed by a description of the archaeological remains, which includes three main settlements, called Northern, Eastern, and ‘Fortified’, a Coptic church, a temple decorated in Egyptian style, ten cemeteries, seven underground aqueducts and large patches of ancient cultivations. The majority of the standing remains date to the third and fourth century AD, but there is evidence that the site had been occupied at least from the Ptolemaic Period.
|Titolo:||North Kharga Oasis Survey 2003. Preliminary Report: Umm el-Dabadib|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|