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Tell Timai Conservation Program

Location: Timai El Amdid, Egypt

December 1, 2013 to December 23, 2013

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013

Deadline Type: 

Program Type

Staff position

RPA certified



University of Hawaii at Manoa

Project Director:

Robert Littman and Jay Silverstein, University of Hawaii, and Dr. Mohamed Kenawi, Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Project Description


Seeking participants for  a December  2013 Conservation Program at the site of Tell Timai in the Delta region of Egypt. Participants will work with a team of Egyptian and international scholars in analysis, conservation, recording and preservation of artifacts and architecture, including coins, pottery, glass, stone, mudbrick.   Staff includes conservators from Egypt and around the world.  The program is based in Timai El Amdid, Egypt, and will include field trips to Alexandria, Cairo, Bubastis,Tapsosyris Magna, Memphis, Giza and Sakara.  Tell Timai, the ancient city of Thmouis, is a rare example of a well-preserved Graeco-Roman City in the Nile Delta.  The city offers an exceptional opportunity to study all aspects of life, business, religion, and administration during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.  Mudbrick architecture is rarely preserved in the Delta, making Tell Timai a unique piece of Egyptian history.  Unfortunately the site is under considerable threat from encroachment, erosion, and looting.  The Tell Timai Project of the University of Hawaii has embraced the concepts of Research, and Conservation, and undertaken the tasks of studying the city and saving it as an important piece of Egyptian patrimony and world history.  The ultimate goal is to create a site worthy of drawing tourism to the Eastern Delta to create a World Heritage Archaeological Zone.


Period(s) of Occupation: Hellenistic, Roman Egypt

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: entire season

Minimum age: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Dig house at Timai El Amdid.  Shared rooms and bathrooms; in house cook and cleaning staff. Wireless.  Hotels on field trip sites.  Participants cover their own expenses.   Contact Dr. Jay Silverstein for details.

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Number of credits offered 3-6


Contact Information
Dr. Jay Silverstein, Professor Robert Littman
LLEA 1890 East West Road, University of Hawaii
808 956-4173
808 373-4639