The University of Delaware Library announces that Dr. Steven E. Sidebotham, Professor of History, will present “Berenike: University of Delaware's Archaeological Excavations 1994-2001 & 2009 at a Red Sea Port on the Ancient Maritime Spice Route" at Noon on Monday, November 2, 2009, in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library as part of the University of Delaware Library Assembly of Professional Staff (UDLAPS) “Scholar and the Library Series.” The brown-bag luncheon program with light refreshments is open to the public.
Professor Steven Sidebotham specializes in Ancient History. His research interests include commercial and cultural contacts between the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean basins in Hellenistic-Roman times (4th c. BC-7th c. AD). Most of his research involves archaeological fieldwork in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean basins. His on-going excavations at Berenike, on the Red Sea coast of Egypt (conducted jointly with the Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology of Warsaw University), have contributed extensively to knowledge of the ancient global economic-cultural network. The results are highlighted in a number of volumes and articles on the results of his fieldwork including his recent book The Red Land. The Illustrated Archaeology of Egypt’s Eastern Desert (Cairo-New York, American University in Cairo Press, 2008).
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