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CERAMALEX - Ancient pottery in Alexandria and its Chora


As a part of the DFG-ANR special program for funding of German-French cooperations, the Archaeological Institute Cologne and the Centre d‘Études Alexandrines conducts an interdisciplinary project on the research and analysis of Hellenistic and Roman pottery from Egypt. Based on the stratified pottery finds from earlier German-French excavations in Alexandria, Schedia and Marea, systematic ceramological and scientific investigations are conducted. The results will be made accessible through an internet-based reference database and will form a basis for further questions on economy. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche. The first phase of the project was from 2010 to 2014 and is directly continued by the CERAMEGYPT project.

Supervision: Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann, Marianne Bergmann, Jean-Yves Empereur, Pascale Ballet



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  • P. Gunia – A. Baher – H. Möller, Ceramalex – ein Datenbankprojekt zur Erschließung hellenistischer und römischer Fundkeramik aus Ägypten, in: KuBA 2/2012, 253-262.
  • A. Martin, Pottery from Schedia near Alexandria (Egypt), Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum Acta, 40, 2008, 263-269
  • A. Martin, Fine ware at Schedia (Western Delta, Egypt): A Choise of Identity, Rei Cretariae Ramanae Fautorum (RCRF), Acta 43, 2014, 603–606
  • A. Martin, The Pottery from a Late-Antique Settlement at Schedia (Western Delta, Egypt), in: S. Menchelli, S. Santoro, M. Pasquinucci, G. Guiducci (Hrsg.), LRCW3: Late Roman Coarse Wares, Cooking Wares and Amphorae in the Mediterranean. Archaeology and archaeometry: Comparison between western and eastern Mediterranean, BAR International Series 2185, Oxford, 2010, 945-949
  • A. Martin, Anfore greco-italiche a Schedia (Delta occidentale d’Egitto), in Atti del Convegno "Immensa Aequora", Roma (Edizioni Quasar) (in print)
  • A. Martin, Fine Ware at Schedia (Western Delta, Egypt): A Choice of Identity?, in Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum Acta, 43 (in print)