Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Delta Survey Workshop: Proceedings from Conferences held in Alexandria (2017) and Mansoura (2019)

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Archaeopress Egyptology 41

The Delta Survey Workshop comprises the proceedings of two conferences organised by the Delta Survey Project and held in Alexandria in 2017 and Mansoura in 2019. The 23 papers contain the results of the latest fieldwork in the Nile Delta and Sinai, from survey work that records and documents unknown and new sites such as Kom Dabaa and Mutubis or sites in Kafr Dawar and Wadi Tumilat, to excavation reports from established projects at major sites such as Qantir, Bubastis, Tell Heboua, Tell el-Maskhuta, Akademia, Taposiris Magna and Tell Fara’in (Buto). New work is also reported from Tell Tebilla, urban funerary sites in Alexandria, and Arab el Hisn (Heliopolis). There are also thematically focussed papers covering ovens recorded in archaeological and ethnological fieldwork, tower houses, amphorae and pottery and human remains. In addition, there are mapping and remote sensing reports from Mariut and the Buto area, rock inscriptions in Sinai and a catalogue project of material in the St Mark antiquities collection in Alexandria.


Introduction & Acknowledgments ;
Foreword ;

Western Delta ;
1. Ahmed M. El-Sebaei, Mennatallah Magdi and Doaa Ali Zain, Egyptian influence in the Hellenistic period: A Case Study from the El-Abd Site, Alexandria. ;
2. Aya M. Salem, Hanaa Magdy, Magda M. Ibrahim, Ahmed Abo Zaid and Mahmoud Abd El-Kader, The Results of Rescue Excavations in El-Haddad Site (2016-2017). ;
3. Sherif Mohamed Abd El-Moneim, Amphorae and trade in Taposiris Magna. ;
4. Valérie Pichot, The Early Imperial Era Wine Amphora Workshop of Akademia (Mareotid Area). ;
5. Elena Tiribilli, Investigating the western Delta: a regional survey at Kafr el-Dawar province, Season 2018. ;
6. So Hasegawa and Shin-ichi Nishimoto, Recovering the Landscape of the Waterfront at Lake Idku: Archaeological Survey at Kom al-Diba’. ;
7. Hany Ahmed Abu El-Azem, Private Collections in Alexandria: Saint Mark College Museum. ;
8. Ismael Awad, Mapping and Remote Sensing west of Alexandria. ;

Central and North Delta ;
9. Pascal Ballet, Loïc Mazou, Romain Seguier, Recent Works in Tell el-Fara’in, Late Buto (2016-2019). ;
10. Mahmoud Ali Arab, The Railway Line from Buseili to Sidi Ghazi, Kafr el-Sheikh: Impact on Tell Mutubis and Tell Sheikh Ibrahim. ;
11. Robert Schiestl, Reconstructing the Tangled Ancient Waterscape of the Northwestern Delta. ;
13. Mamdouh El-Damaty, The Throne Chapel of Ramses II in Arab El-Hisn. ;

Eastern Delta and Sinai ;
14. Eva Lange-Athinodorou, Preliminary report on the excavation in the precinct of the temple of Bastet in Bubastis /Tell Basta (Area A), Seasons 2009-2017. ;
15. Rabea Reimann, Preliminary report on the pottery from Area A in Tell Basta. ;
16. El-Sayed Abd El-Halim, The Casemate Foundation Platform of Tell Heboua I, North Sinai. ;
17. Ayman Wahby, Hamdi Abd el-Azim, Mohamed Abd El-Mawla, Mansoura University Excavations at Tell Tebilla: A Preliminary Report. ;
18. Sara Al-Desoky Al-Emary, The Human Remains From Tell Tebilla, Excavation Season 2018. ;
19. Henning Franzmeier, Qantir-Pi-Ramesse – Preliminary Report on the 2016 and 2017 seasons (site Q VIII). ;
20. Annalinda Iacoviello, Tell el-Maskhuta, A Key Site along the Wadi Tumilat: reassessment and New Data. ;
21. Mustafa Nour El-Din, Mahmoud Salem, Eslam Samy, El-Sayed El-Badawy, Hend M. Ramadan, Discovering Sodwod el-Banat 2: A new Nabatean site in south Sinai. ;
22. Mustafa Nour El-Din, Archaeological Sites in Wadi Tumilat. ;

Delta Culture ;
23. Manuela Lehmann and Mohamed Kenawi, Cities of the Delta on the mosaic of the church of St. Stephen, Umm el-Rasas, Jordan. ;
24. Warda El-Nagar and Mona Abbady, The Tannur Ovens in Egypt between the Past and the Present.

H 296 x W 209 mm

324 pages

248 figures (colour throughout)

Published Aug 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803272894

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The Diachronic Frequency of Latin Words: A Computational Dictionary (A/AB–AZYMVS)

Tommaso Spinelli 
The Diachronic Frequency of Latin Words: A Computational Dictionary

igital Classics Books

The Diachronic Frequency of Latin Words ist eine neue Form eines Nachschlagewerkes, in dem statistische Informationen über die chronologische Entwicklung der Verwendung lateinischer Wörter in der Geschichte der Sprache vom vierten Jahrhundert v. Chr. bis zum frühen sechsten Jahrhundert n. Chr. geliefert werden. Als Grundlage dient die computergestützte Analyse der Werke von 309 lateinischen Autoren, fragmentarischen und anonymen Texten und über 520.000 Inschriften. So ist das Nachschlagewerk eine Unterstützung für Wissenschaftler:innen, den Gebrauch lateinischer Wörter in verschiedenen Zeiträumen und Sprachebenen zu untersuchen. Zusätzlich bietet es statistische Erkenntnisse zur Unterstützung philologischer, linguistischer und literarischer Analysen.

List of Tables and Figures

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New from the Oriental Institute: SAOC 73. "Like 'Ilu Are You Wise": Studies in Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures in Honor of Dennis G. Pardee

SAOC 73. "Like 'Ilu Are You Wise": Studies in Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures in Honor of Dennis G. Pardee

H. H. Hardy II, Joseph Lam, and Eric D. Reymond, eds.

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This volume honors Dennis G. Pardee, Henry Crown Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago and one of the preeminent experts in Northwest Semitic languages and literatures, particularly Ugaritic studies. The thirty-seven essays by colleagues and former students reflect the wide range of Professor Pardee’s research interests and include, among other topics, new readings of inscriptions, studies of poetic structure, and investigations of Late Bronze Age society.

Contributors and Affiliations
List of Figures
Publications of Dennis G. Pardee
Dissertation Advisees
Ugaritic Alphabetic Text Cross-References

Part 1 - Ugaritic Studies
1. The Further Quest for Ugaritic. Peter T. Daniels.
2. A Critique of the Counter-Argument for yaqtul Preterite in Ugaritic. Edward L. Greenstein.
3. God [ʾIlu] and King in KTU 1.23. Theodore J. Lewis.
4. Patrons, Brokers, and Clients at Late Bronze Age Ugarit. Miller C. Prosser.
5. Transmission and Mortal Anxiety in the Tale of Aqhat. Jacqueline Vayntrub.
Part 2 - Northwest Semitic Inscriptions
6. Where Is the Devourer? A Reappraisal of the Arslan Tash II Plaque in Its ANE Context. Dan Belnap.
7. A Revised Interpretation of the Melqart Stele (KAI 201). Jo Ann Hackett and Aren M. Wilson-Wright.
8. The Incised ʾIšbaʿl Inscription from Khirbet Qeiyafa: Paleographic, Onomastic, and Historical Notes. Christopher A. Rollston.
9. Grammatical and Historical Notes on the Phoenician Text of the Incirli Inscription. Philip Schmitz.
10. “And Now” wʿt(h): A Transition Particle in Ancient Hebrew. William M. Schniedewind.
11. A Study of the Preposition b- in Samʾalian Aramaic: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach with Ramifications for the Interpretation of the Katumuwa Stele. K. Lawson Younger Jr.
Part 3 - Biblical Hebrew Poetry
12. Line Lengths in Poetic Units in Ugaritic and Biblical Hebrew Poetry. Drayton C. Benner.
13. Biblical “Alternation” and Its Poetics. Simeon Chavel.
14. So-Called “Number Parallelism” in Biblical Poetry. F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp.
15. Pronominal Gender Parallelism as a Poetic Device in Biblical Hebrew. H. H. Hardy II.
16. On Psalm 1: Structure and Meaning. Koowon Kim.
17. Acrostic Style and Word Order: An Examination of Macrostructural Constraints and Local Syntax in the Acrostic Poem of Lamentations 3. Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé and Jacobus A. Naudé.
18. Vertical Grammar of Parallelism in Ugaritic Poetry. David Toshio Tsumura.
Part 4 - Semitic Philology
19. “His Tent”: Pitched at the Intersection of Orthography and Source Criticism. Joel S. Baden.
20. A Brief History of the Phrase “King of Kings.” Samuel L. Boyd.
21. Akkadian kaslu, Ugaritic ksl, and Hebrew כסל : A (Very Tardy) Response to Moshe Held. John Burnight.
22. The Ugaritic Compound Adjective ʾib ʾiqnʾi “Lapis-Lazuli-Pure” and the Three Special Types of Construction in Akkadian, Biblical Hebrew, and Ugaritic, in Which the Nonpredicate Adjective Precedes the Noun. Chaim Cohen (Z″L).
23. The Biblical Hebrew Root bhl in Light of New Ugaritic Evidence. Joseph Lam.
24. From Kothar to Kythereia: Exploring the Northwest Semitic Past of Aphrodite. Carolina López-Ruiz.
25. The Root GMR and a Shared Divine Epithet in Ugaritic and Classical Hebrew. Nathan Mastnjak.
26. Biblical King Og and the Ugaritic Deity Rāpiʾu: Sorting Out Two Figures in Light of the Rephaim and the Toponyms Ashtaroth and Edrei. Matthew McAffee.
27. “From the Burrows of Their Lairs . . .”: The Imagery of a Prophetic Utterance in a Mari Letter. Adam E. Miglio.
28. The Third Masculine Singular Suffix on Nouns Written with heh materEric D. Reymond.
29. Pondering Pandemonium: Reimagining ʾĔlōhîm in 1 Samuel 28:13. Brian B. Schmidt.
Part 5 - Hebrew Linguistics and Verbal System
30. The Hebrew Verbal System in an Oyster Shell: Egypto-Semitic Notes. David Calabro.
31. On Some Syntactic Alternations in Biblical Hebrew. Stuart Creason.
32. The Coordinated Perfect. W. Randall Garr.
33. Dating the Earliest Hebrew Verbal System: The Role of Dialect Variation in Ancient Linguistic Change. Seth Sanders.
Part 6 - Comparative Semitics
34. An Aramaic Cognate to Akkadian -iš, Hebrew , and Ugaritic -hAaron Michael Butts.
35. The Origin of the Third-Person Markers on the Suffix Conjugation in Semitic. Rebecca Hasselbach-Andee.
36. Ugaritic ǵ from Proto-Semitic *θ̣John Huehnergard.
Part 7 - Beyond
37. On the Human Mind and Deities. Gary A. Long.

  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 73
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2022
  • ISBN 978-1-61491-075-6
  • Pp. lii + 596; 44 illustrations
  • Paperback 9 × 11.75 in


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Excavations at Karkemish, II, The Inner West Gate in Area N

Simone Mantellini, Sara Pizzimenti (with a contribution by Elena Maini)


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216 pagine

ISBN 978-88-7849-130-4;

978-88-7849-152-6 (e-Pdf)

Acknowledgments - Chapter 1. Introduction - 1.1 Topography of Inner West Gate - Area N - 1.2 Previous Researches - 1.3 Excavation Methodology - 1.4 Material Culture - 1.5 Bioarchaeology - Chapter 2. The Middle Bronze Age - 2.1 Middle Bronze Age (phase 11) - 2.1.1 Architectural Remains and Stratigraphy - Chapter 3. The Late Bronze Age - 3.1 Late Bronze Age I (phases 9-10) - 3.1.1 Architectural Remains and Stratigraphy - 3.1.2 Pottery - 3.1.3 Small finds - 3.2 Late Bronze Age II (phase 8) - 3.2.1 Architectural Remains and Stratigraphy - 3.2.2 Pottery - 3.2.3 Small finds - OLSM4.indb 1 06/10/21 10.44 - Chapter 4. The Iron Age - 4.1 Iron Age I (phases 7-4) - 4.1.1 Architectural Remains and Stratigraphy - 4.1.2 Pottery - 4.1.3 Small finds - Chapter 5. The Roman and post-Roman Periods - 5.1 Roman period (phase 3) - 5.1.1 Architectural Remains and Stratigraphy - 5.2 Post-Roman period/Abandonment (phase 2) - 5.2.1 Architectural Remains and Stratigraphy - 5.2.2 Pottery - 5.2.3 Small finds - Chapter 6. The Modern Age - 6.1 Modern Age (phase 1) - 6.1.1 Architectural Remains and Stratigraphy - 6.1.2 Pottery - Chapter 7. Conclusions - Appendix 1. A Report by C.L. Woolley to F. Kenyon - Appendix 2. The Faunal Remains (by Elena Maini) – Abbreviations – References - Plates


Open Access Journal: Hungarian Assyriological Review

ISSN: 2732-2610 
HAR – Hungarian Assyriological Review is a scientific journal, covering all periods and themes in Near Eastern archaeology, history, philology, and linguistics.

The journal is published by the Institute of Archaeological Sciences and the Institute of Ancient and Classical Studies, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.


Volume 2 • Issue 1 • 2021

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Gardening time: Monuments and landscape from Sardinia, Scotland and Central Europe in the very long Iron Age

Edited by Simon Stoddart, Ethan D. Aines & Caroline Malone

Gardening may seem worlds away from Nuraghi and brochs, but tending a garden is a long process involving patience, accretion and memory. Scholars argue that memories are also cultured, developed and regained. The monuments in Scotland and Sardinia are testament to the importance of memory and its role in maintaining social relations.

This collection of twenty-one papers addresses the theme of memory anchored to the enduring presence of monuments, mainly from Scotland and Sardinia, but also from Central Europe and the Balkans.



Grabbauten in den nördlichen Grenzprovinzen des Römischen Reiches zwischen Britannien und dem Schwarzen Meer, 1.-3. Jahrhundert n. Chr.

Manuela Struck, Yves Gautier (Übers.)
 Grabbauten in den nördlichen Grenzprovinzen des Römischen Reiches zwischen Britannien und  dem Schwarzen Meer, 1.-3. Jahrhundert n. Chr.

Monographien des RGZM

Grabbauten dienten nicht nur dem Gedächtnis an eine Person, sondern auch der Familienrepräsentation. Die Übernahme bzw. Transformation römischer Statussymbole durch Einheimische in den Provinzen ist daher ein Gradmesser der Romanisierung. Die Adaption mediterraner Formen kann ein Bruch mit indigenen Traditionen bedeuten oder – im Gegenteil – in bestimmter Auswahl ein Instrument sein, um traditionelle Werte und Muster in einem zeitgemäßen Präsentationsrahmen zu kommunizieren.
Die Studie zeigt auf, woher die Vorbilder stammten, welche gesellschaftlichen Gruppen sie vermittelten und welche sie aufgriffen und sogar weiterentwickelten. Denkmal­topo­graphie und Architekturtypen werden dabei ebenso berücksichtigt wie die durch sie zur Wirkung gebrachten Medien Grabinschrift bzw. Skulptur. Hierbei zeigen sich aufschlussreiche Unterschiede zwischen den Rhein- und Donauprovinzen.

Barbara Pferdehirt
Einleitung und Fragestellung
Tumuli und Rundbauten
Grabaltäre und altarförmige Grabbauten
Tempelförmige Grabbauten
Grabbauten mit halbrunder Nische (exedrae, scholae und Apsiden)
Pyramidenförmige Grabmäler
Frei aufgestellte Aschenkisten und Hausgrabsteine
Offene Umfriedungen
Zusammenfassung: Grabbauten in den nördlichen Grenzprovinzen des Imperium Romanum
Manuela Struck
Summary: 1st to 3rd century funerary monuments in the northern frontier provinces of the Roman Empire
Yves Gautier
Résumé: Les monuments funéraires des provinces frontalières septentrionales de l’empire romain

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Die Druckausgabe erschien 2012 beim Verl. d. Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, Mainz, ISBN 978-3-88467-199-3.