New York University's Archaeology and History Program in Egypt
-Participate in excavations at Amheida (ancient Trimithis) in Dakhleh Oasis
-Study the culture of Pharaonic, Graeco-Roman, and Christian Egypt
-Travel throughout Egypt's oases and the Nile Valley
-Take informal lessons in colloquial Arabic
This is a 16-credit semester program offered each year from January to March for advanced
Time in Egypt is divided into three parts, each a course for credit: a seminar on the oases of Egypt, excavations at Amheida, and the seminar on the archaeology of the Nile Valley (in the Nile Valley!). The oases seminar (January, 4 credits) concentrates on the archaeology, society, economy and culture of the oases of the Western Desert of Egypt. The field school (February, 4 credits) is located at Amheida, once a bustling town at the edge of the Roman Empire. Our aim in this portion of the program is to give you direct experience with the methods employed in a scientific, state-of-the-art excavation. In March comes a broad exposure to the archaeology of Pre-Islamic Egypt through visits to sites and museums from Aswan to Alexandria, so that students are better able to place the oases in their greater Egyptian and Roman contexts. Finally, there is an independent research paper based on some aspect of archaeology of Amheida due at the end of the academic term in May (4 credits).
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Applications will be reviewed May 9, 2008
For questions concerning the program itself, contact Ellen Morris (efm2110 AT columbia.edu).
For logistical or administrative queries, contact Elizabeth Bulls (eb609 AT columbia.edu).