Issue 18: August 2012
This issue of BMSAES contains the proceedings of the Annual International Egyptological Colloquium, entitled Mariners and traders: Connections between the Red Sea littoral, Arabia and beyond, and Rudolfo Fattovich’s Raymond and Beverley Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology, ‘Egypt’s trade with Punt: Recent discoveries on the Red Sea coast,' both held at The British Museum on 2 August 2011.
Professor Fattovich’s contribution neatly summarizes a decade of extraordinary finds at Middle Kingdom Mersa Gawasis/Wadi Gawasis on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. The colloquium papers present other important, new fieldwork elucidating ancient maritime and over-land routes connecting Egypt to the Levant, East Africa, Arabia, Central Asia and India and dating from as early as the Old Kingdom through the Byzantine period.
Julie Anderson, who organised the colloquium, guest-edited the volume. Editorial assistance was provided by Tifffany Chezum, Ruiha Smalley, Alice Springuel, Michaela Binder, Elisabeth R. O'Connell and especially Topy Fiske.
Elisabeth R. O’Connell
Egypt’s trade with Punt: New discoveries on the Red Sea Coast
Port communities and the Erythraean Sea trade
Ross I. Thomas
A preliminary assessment on the pottery assemblage from the port town of Adulis (Eritrea)
Chiara Zazzaro and Andrea Manzo