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Archaeological Work on Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, 2000–2009

Roger S. Bagnall and Paola Davoli
American Journal of Archaeology
Vol. 115, No. 1 (January 2011), pp. 103-157
DOI: 10.3764/aja.115.1.0103
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3764/aja.115.1.0103
Page Count: 55
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Abstract

If the past decade has not witnessed many great publicity coups for Egyptian archaeology of the period from Alexander to the Arab conquest, it has nonetheless been a period of striking developments, important discoveries, and significant change. We have been pleasantly surprised in compiling this newsletter by how many substantial site publications have appeared, sometimes for older excavations, sometimes for newer—the most extraordinary instance being the near-instantaneous publication of substantial parts of the Gabbari cemetery excavated on an emergency basis by the Centre d'Études Alexandrines (CEA). Some Eastern Desert sites have also been particularly fortunate in seeing rapid publication. Field projects increasingly have Web sites that present the results of excavation and survey, at least in summary form, more promptly than is possible with print publication.

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