Berenike 1999/2000 : report on the excavations at Berenike, including excavations in Wadi Kalalat and Siket, and the survey of the Mons Smaragdus Region
by Willeke Wendrich and Steven E Sidebotham
Excavations at Berenike, a Greco-Roman harbour on the Egyptian Red Sea coast, have provided extensive evidence for trade with India, South-Arabia and sub-Saharan Africa. The results of the 1999 and 2000 excavations by the joint mission of the University of Delaware, Leiden University and UCLA, have been published in a comprehensive report, with specialists' analyses of different object groups and an overview of evidence for the trade route from the Indian perspective. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, plans, and two large fold-out maps of Berenike and Sikait, anciently known as Mons Smaragdus, the emerald/beryl mines of the Roman Empire. 417p, b/w illus (Cotsen Monograph 56, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology 2007).
A corrected text of Prof. Cuvigny's contribution to this volume, "Dipinto rouge dans le pronaos du grand temple rupestre de Sikayt" is available here (courtesy of the author).