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Archaeology Magazine

The Promise of Water: The Limits of the Nile in Thmuis, Egypt - Archaeology Magazine

The Nile was the lifeblood of ancient Egypt, and its inundation was the pivotal annual event in Egyptian civilization. To gauge and help forecast each year’s flood, Egyptians developed a device known as a nilometer. The most recently discovered example was found in the Nile Delta at the Greco-Roman city of Thmuis, modern-day Tell Timai, and was constructed in the third century B.C.

Secret in the Sherds - YouTube

Secret in the Sherds, read in Arabic by the Tell Timai Project's Re'is Abdul Aziz Farouk, written and illustrated by Isabel Zermani, and produced by Amanda Ford Spora.

Secret in the Sherds
Adventures in Archaeology

Adventures in Archaeology | A Tale of Two Tells: Mendes and Thmouis in Hellenistic Egypt

Adventures in Archaeology features Jay Silverstein's video presentation about the historical and political relationship between the ancient cities of Mendes and Thmousis, as part of their Monsoon Lecture Series.

A day in the life of an London and Egypt! - Council for British Archaeology

A Day in Archaeology, by the Council for British Archaeology, features Stacie Bagdi's account of being an archaeologist in Britain and Egypt.

Council for British Archaeology
Digging Through Egyptian History

Explorer Classroom | Digging Through Egyptian History

National Geographic's Explorer Classroom features Nora Shawki's video introduction to archaeology in Egypt for today's young, future-archaeologists. Nora is an Egyptian archaeologist whose work focuses on the lives and culture of ordinary Ancient Egyptians. Join Nora to learn more about protecting what matters, uncovering history, and how everyone can dig and learn! This event is recommended for learners in grades PreK-2.

The Tell Timai Archaeological Project in DigNation 2020

DigVentures features Hal Bonnette's video introduction to the Tell Timai Archaeological Project in DigNation 2020.

Temple foundation and exhibit sign

New exhibit opens at Tell Timai displaying Augustan period temple foundation.

The North Temple of Tell Timai was constructed in the first century BCE, most likely by the Roman Emperor Augustus. This is one of the many temples built as ancient Thmuis grew to be one of the most important cities in Greco-Roman Egypt.

The restoration of this temple is the first stage of development of the Tell Timai archaeological zone sponsored by the Ministry of Antiquities and the University of Hawaii (USA).

Archaeologists tie ancient bones to a revolt chronicled on the Rosetta Stone - Science News

Excavated remains of a warrior slain around 2,200 years ago provide rare, physical evidence of an uprising that’s described on the Rosetta Stone, scientists say.

Lower arm bones from a man’s skeleton excavated in Egypt display damage possibly caused by combat during a military uprising mentioned in writing on the famous Rosetta Stone.
Ancient perfume workshop at Tell Timai in Egypt

Cleopatra’s ancient perfume recreated - University of Hawaiʻi News

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa professors have recreated Cleopatra’s ancient perfume, which has been showcased in an exhibit at the National Geographic Society museum.

Dr Jay Silverstein joins Past Preservers' team of presenters

Past Preservers is thrilled to announce the latest addition to our team of presenters: Dr Jay Silverstein! Find out more….

Project Co-Director, Dr. Jay Silverstein
Cover of Archaeology Magazine showing the Rosetta Stone

In the Time of the Rosetta Stone - Archaeology Magazine

Turbulent events surrounding the Rosetta Stone are being revealed by new excavations in the ancient Egyptian city of Thmuis.

University of Hawaiʻi professor leading excavation in Egypt receives national archaeology award - Kaunānā

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Robert Littman has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award.

Project Director, Dr. Robert Littman
Picture of the nilometer by Greg Bondar from National Geographic News

Ancient Device for Determining Taxes Discovered in Egypt - National Geographic News

The nilometer at ancient Thmuis was used to predict harvest (and taxes) linked to the rise and fall of the Nile River.