Among the few well-explored settlements of ancient Egypt is the site of Tell el-Dab’a in the Eastern Delta. Over 50 years of excavation and research have revealed the intriguing history of an early Second Millennium BC district that developed into one of the largest cities of its time. Its inhabitants witnessed the rise and fall of a number of Egyptian dynasties, from the heights of the Middle Kingdom to the elusive Hyksos Period. This lecture, part of the Saturday Seminar Series on 'Great Cities of the Ancient Near East' introduces Tell el-Dab’a and its rich material culture, offering an overview of how it became a harbour city of the Eastern Mediterranean.
17 Jul 2021
The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation, Australia, New South Wales