Dr Mohamed Kenawi

Dr Mohamed Kenawi PhotoResearch Associate

Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa

BA (Alexandria), MA (Bologna), PhD (Siena)

 

 

Personal details

Mohamed Kenawi is a Research Associate at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. He was a Researcher and Training Manager at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, for the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa project. He was Head Researcher (2011–16), followed by Acting Director (2016–17), of the Hellenistic Centre of Bibliotheca Alexandrina. He taught at the American University in Cairo and at Catania University. He has participated in various archaeological missions in Libya, Italy, and Egypt, among them those at Kom al-Ahmer/Kom Wasit, Athribis, Dionysias and Manqbad. He currently collaborates on projects with Padua University in Italy and Tübingen University in Germany.

Research

My main research interests are:

  • Landscape Archaeology
  • The Archaeology of the Egyptian Delta and Fayoum
  • Living Archaeology in Egypt: interaction between past and present
  • The economy of the Roman Empire: North Africa Provinces
  • Transformation of Sacred Spaces
  • Survey and Documentation of Archaeological Sites
  • Cultural Heritage and Rehabilitation of Sites.

 

Publications

Edited Books

2019     Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit I: Excavation in the Metelite Nome, Egypt (Archaeopress, Oxford)

Monograph

2014 Alexandria’s Hinterland: Archaeology of the Western Nile Delta (Egypt), Oxford (Archeopress, Oxford).

Books

2018    Unearthing Alexandria’s Archaeology: The Italian Contribution (Archaeopress, Oxford), with Giorgia Marchiori.

Articles

2019    “Continuity of production: kilns and fuel in Egypt and the Mediterranean”, with C. Mondin, in Fuel and Fire in the Ancient Roman World, towards an integrated economi understanding, ed. R. Veal and V. Letich, pp. 87–96.

2019    “Metelis and the Metelite Nome:, with Audrey Eller, in Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I: Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt, ed. M. Kenawi, pp. 1-18.

2019    “Catalogue of Finds from the House of the Horses” with U. Furlan and A. Wilson, in Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I: Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt, ed. M. Kenawi, pp. 99-121.

2019    “The Temple Area of Kom Wasit”, with Marcus Müller, in Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I: Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt, ed. M. Kenawi, pp. 122-171.

2019    “Catalogue of Finds from the Temple Enclosure at Kom Wasit”, with U. Furlan and A. Wilson, in Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I: Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt, ed. M. Kenawi, pp. 175-188.

2019    “Late Roman Cistern”, with G. Marchiori, in Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I: Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt, ed. M. Kenawi, pp. 256-278.

2019    “The Early Islamic Presence” with G. Marchiori, in Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I: Excavations in the Metelite Nome, Egypt, ed. M. Kenawi, pp. 279-291.

2019    “The Greeks at Kom Wasit (Western Nile Delta), Egypt”, with C. Mondin, in Greco- Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures, ed. G. Bąkowska-Czerner and R. Czerner, pp.137–143.

2018    “Kom al-Ahmer I. Campagne di Scavo 2014-2016”, with C. Mondin, M. Asolati, in Richerche Italiane e Scavi in Egitto 7, pp.233–244.

2018    “The Italian Egyptian Project of Study and Conservation of the Monastery of Abba Neffer at Manqabad 2018 – 5th Campaign”, with R. Pirelli, A. Bosco, P. Buzi, A. D’Andrea, I. Incordino, P. Musella, S. Mainieri, M. Diletta Pubblico, A. Ragionieri, and A. Salsano, in Newsletter di Archeologia CISA 9, pp. 305–350.

2018    “La moneta nel contesto archeologico, la moneta come contesto archeologico: il caso dell’Unità 4 di Kom al-Ahmer (Delta del Nilo, Egitto)”, with M. Asolati and G. Marchiori, in European Journal of Post Classical Archaeologies 8/2017, pp. 253–270)

2017    “The Tholos Bath at Kom Wasit”, with Nunzia Larosa, in Collective Baths in Egypt 2: New Discoveries and Prespectives, Études urbaines 10, IFAO, pp. 41–50.

2017    “Commeri in epoca tardo romana-bizantina a Kom al-Ahmer, vicino ad Alessandria (Egitto)”, with C. Mondin, in LRCW5, pp. 869-880.

2016    “Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit Archaeological Project: I primi risultati della campagna di scavo 2016”, with C. Mondin, M. Asolati, G. Marchiori, and N. Larosa, in Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia 13, pp. 65 74.

2016    “La missione italiana nel delta occidentale del Nilo: Kom al-Ahmer/Kom Wasit Archaeological Project”, in Maggia d’Egitto, ed. P. Militello, pp. 175–182.

2015    “The Economy of the Western Nile Delta: Kom al-Ahmer, Metelis, and Trade with the Mediterranean”, in Thonis-Heracleion in Context, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology Monographs 8, pp. 283–296.

2015    “Alla ricerca della citta perduta di Metelis: Kom al-Ahmer e Kom Wasit”, in Archeologia Viva, with M. Asolati, G. Marchiori, and C. Mondin, pp. 18–28.

2013    “Kom al-Ahmer I (Antica Metelis?): rapporto preliminare sulle missioni 2008–2012”, in Ricerche Italiane e Scavi in Egitto 6 ed. R. Pirelli, 169–182.

2012    “A Commercial Nursery near Abu Hummus, Egypt, and the Reuse of Amphoras in the Roman Plant Trade”, with E. Macaulay-Lewis and J. McKenzie, Journal of Roman Archaeology 25, 195–225. Published in Arabic in Bulletin de la Société archéologique d'Alexandrie 49, pp. 35–73.

“Roman Pottery from the Western Delta of Egypt: Surface Pottery Analysis - Kilns”, in Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum Acta 42, 309–317.

“Regional and Interregional Economy in the Western Delta of Egypt”, in Scienze dell’Antichità 17, 107–115.

2011    “Beheira Survey: rapporto preliminare sulle missioni 2008 – 2010”, in Ricerche Italiane e Scavi in Egitto 5, ed. R. Pirelli, 187–200.

“The Fayoum after the Graeco-Roman Period”, in Natural and Cultural Landscapes in the Fayoum – The Safeguarding and Management of Archaeological Sites and Natural Environment, ed. R. Pirelli, 134–138.

2010    “Beheira Survey – I centri di produzione vinicola nel delta occidentale del Nilo”, in Ricerche Italiane e Scavi in Egitto 4, ed. R. Pirelli, 177–193.

“La missione dell’università di Siena a Qasr Qaroun – Dionysias (2009-10)”, with E. Papi, L. Bigi, S, Camporeale, G. Carpentiero, D. D’Aco, E. Mariotti and L. Passalacqua, in Ricerche Italiane e Scavi in Egitto 4, ed. R. Pirelli, 239–255.

2009    “Beheira Survey – I siti romani nel delta occidentale del Nilo”, in Ricerche Italiane e Scavi in Egitto 3, ed. R. Pirelli, 143–155.

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