By Albert Leonard
The 1st quantity of the Naukratis book studies on ecofactual in addition to artefactual proof. New gentle is shed in this vital hub on the fringe of the Nile delta, which has been the article of over 100 years of archaeological learn. This examine discusses the heritage of excavations at Naukratis, the excavations performed through Albert Leonard and the ceramics, plant continues to be, burials, faunal is still and different proof recovered.
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XXX: 4; Gardner 1888: 60). Approximately 200 m to the south of this palaestra, several dedications to Aphrodite were found in and near the building that Petrie had identi˜ed as a scarab factory (Petrie 1886: 36–37). 18; Gardner 1888: 9). In spite of Petrie’s plans showing areas inhabited or utilized by members of various trades (copper smelters, silver workers, potters, and possibly iron mongers; ˜g. 3), he simply did not have enough time to investigate much of the actual town. In fact, he noted that most of his knowledge concerning the town had been obtained through the work of the sebakhin from whom he had purchased objects on a daily basis (Petrie 1886: 35).
This building had been destroyed c. C. and its remains had been leveled in order to form the basis for the later (marble) Apollo Temple II. 9 To the north of these remains, Petrie encountered architecture that was even less easily traced than the Temenos of Apollo, consisting of an assortment of walls of varying thickness that de˜ned an opento-the air, quasi-trapezoidal area c. 40 x 50 m (Petrie 1886: 16). There was no trace of a structure within the “temenos wall” as had been the case in the Temenos of Apollo and, in fact, only a single architectural fragment (a small chip from a white limestone column) was found there (Petrie 1886: 1997 A History of the Excavations at Naukratis/Kom Ge’if 7 16, pl.
8; Coulson and Leonard 1981a: ˜g. C. (1890: 63, 67, No. 77). The date of this brazier oˆered the possibility that pre-Ptolemaic levels might still be accessible somewhere on the site, but the presence of ground water so close to the surface in Field II forced us to abandon excavation in this area after slightly more than one week. The third area explored during the 1980 season was the low, 50 x 75 m mound known locally as Kom Hadid, or “Mound of Iron” (˜gs. 13), that is situated just to the east of the earlier excavations, c.
Ancient Naukratis: Excavations at a Greek Emporium in Egypt, Part 1: Excavations at Kom Ge'if by Albert Leonard
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