Ptolemaic Period Pottery from Mut al-Kharab, Dakhleh Oasis

James C. R. Gill

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Ongoing excavations at the site of Mut al-Kharab in Dakhleh Oasis have revealed a substantial amount of pottery dating to the Ptolemaic Period.1 Analysis of this
material has the potential to reveal much about the Ptolemaic phase of occupation at the site, as well as to develop our understanding of Ptolemaic pottery from the oasis. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the Ptolemaic pottery found at Mut al-Kharab and to present some preliminary results based on the study of this material. In particular, I will focus on what the pottery can reveal about the occupation of the site during this period, knowledge of which until recently has been minimal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oasis Papers 6
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project
EditorsRoger S. Bagnall, Paola Davoli, Colin A. Hope
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxbow Books
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781842175248
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project - Lecce, Egypt, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Sept 200924 Sept 2009

Publication series

NameDakhleh Oasis Project
PublisherOxbow Books
Number 15


ConferenceInternational Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project
CityUnited Kingdom


  • Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Pottery
  • Dakhleh Oasis
  • Western Desert

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