Fieldwork in Dakhla Oasis, Egypt


Amheida
— The excavations at Amheida are directed by Roger Bagnall of New York University, with Paola Davoli (Lecce) in charge of excavations, Olaf Kaper is associate director for Egyptology. http://amheida.org
 
Mut el-Kharab
— Mut el-Kharab preserves the remains of the destroyed temple of Seth, principal god of the oasis. It is being excavated by Colin Hope (Monash University).
 
Ain Birbiya Temple
— The temple of Ain Birbiya was discovered by the Dakhleh Oasis Project in 1982. Its excavation by Anthony Mills and Adam Zielinski has been a major challenge of conservation. The reliefs and inscriptions show a previously unknown oasis god of the Roman period.
 
 Deir el-Hagar

Deir el-Hagar

Deir el-Hagar
— The temple of Deir el-Hagar has been cleared and restored by Anthony Mills and Adam Zielinski for the Dakhleh Oasis Project. The decoration is to be published in a separate monograph.
 

The Kellis mammisi

The Kellis Mammisi
— The Mammisi (birth temple) of the god Tutu at Kellis is one of the most incredible finds made in the Dakhla Oasis. Its mixed decoration challenges our view of Roman Egypt.
 
 Old Kingdom rock art

Old Kingdom rock art

Watch Posts
— A series of Watch Posts from the Old Kingdom has been found in the desert around the Dakhla Oasis. They are being studied By Olaf Kaper together with Harco Willems of the University of Leuven.