Latest News about the Tell Timai Archaeological Project

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, the University of Hawaii (USA), and the University of Tyumen (Russia).

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.