Location: Timai El Amdid, Egypt
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
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: entire season
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 email@example.com for details.