Monday, February 25, 2008
Article in Al-Ahram on the Roman village of Ismant Al-Kharab in Dakhla Oasis in Egypt. A lot of the native Egyptian archaeologists specialize in Roman archaeology. Not sure why this is. Might be in part because it's pretty abundant with lots of cool stuff to find, but much might also be that it's different from the typical classical Egyptian stuff everybody else fixates on; the idea that one is always attracted to The Other.