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Schedia, Alexandria's Port on the Canopian Nile (Cooperation with the University Göttingen)

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During the foundation of Alexandria, a 30 km long canal to the canopian Nile was constructed. Schedia, which was at first a customs and military post and later one of the most important turnover locations in Egypt, is located at the beginning of the canal. In order to get a better understanding about the settlement history, geophysical and geoarchaeological investigations as well as excavation have been conducted since 2003. A detailed analysis of the pottery tries to answer economic historic questions. After the last field work season, yearly processing campaign on the finds have been carried out.






Qualification Papers:

  • A. Herbst, Netzmessung mit GPS und Totalnivellier in Ägypten (Diplomarbeit 2005)
  • K. Weber, Die figürlichen Terrakotten aus dem antiken Schedia bei Alexandria (Magisterarbeit 2011)
  • R. Reimann‚ Krüge und Kannen. Aus dem Repertoire der lokalen Gebrauchskeramik aus Schedia (Magisterarbeit 2012)
  • A. Groß, Die Siedlungsgeschichte des antiken Schedia bei Alexandria: Kom el Giza (Magisterarbeit 2015)