Quseir Al-Qadim 1980: Preliminary Report

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Undena Publications, 1982 - History - 406 pages
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This volume presents the results of the second season of excavations, during which a Roman merchant's "villa" and part of the central administrative buildings were excavated. A large section of the Islamic town was also cleared, within which were artifacts ranging from China to West Africa. This report presents the excavations and the artifacts recovered; these latter include the pottery, glass, lamps, Roman ostraca and Arabic letters, fauna, flora, shells, and organic materials, the latter including textiles, wood, leather, and basketry. Also included are brief reports on the survey of Bir Kareim, the site of a Roman gold mining settlement and shrine about 20km from the port, and a discussion of the old mosques in the modern town of Quseir. "Would that all archaeologists were as generous with their material, as prompt in publication and as well organized in presentation as these."--Oliver Watson, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

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Contents

IntroductionDonald S Whitcomb and Janet
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Trench Summaries Roman AreasDonald S Whitcomb 2l 49
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Large and Small Storerooms of the Roman Villa
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