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Quseir Al-Qadim 1978
Preliminary Report

By Donald Whitcomb and Janet H. Johnson

Quseir Al-Qadim 1978
Paperback, 352 pages £12.00
Published: 1979
ISBN: 9780936770017
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Subjects: Ancient Egypt, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

The results of the first season of archaeological excavations at the small port site of Quseir al-Qadim on the Red Sea are presented in this volume. Archaeological evidence testifies to the importance of this port, then called Leukos Limen, for the Roman trade in the Indian Ocean in the first and second centuries a.d. After a millennium of abandonment, this trade was revived under the Mamluks (thirteenth-fourteenth centuries), when the trade reached East Africa, India, and China. This report presents copious illustrations of the artifacts of daily life in these two periods. A chapter by Martha Prickett presents the detailed results of a regional survey around Quseir and along the route leading to Luxor and the Nile valley.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 352 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS002030, SOC003000
 Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago


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