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Dr Mohamed Kenawi

Researcher and Training Manager

Archaeologist and Researcher of Hellenistic to Late Roman Egypt

I obtained my BA degree from Alexandria University, Egypt, Masters degree from Bologna University, and PhD from Siena University, Italy. I specialized in excavation and survey methodology. I taught at the American University in Cairo, as adjunct faculty, and at Alexandria University (Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina), and Catania University. I collaborate on different projects with Padua University, Tübingen University, CUNY, New York, and Siena University.

My main research interests are:

  • The archaeology of the Egyptian Delta and Fayoum
  • Living archaeology in Egypt: interaction between past and present
  • The economy of the Roman Empire: the Egyptian case
  • Transformation of sacred spaces
  • Survey and documentation of archaeological sites

Main publications

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

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


I have participated in fieldwork in Italy, Libya, and Egypt. Recently, I joined the large-scale excavation of Athribis (Sohag), where the last large Ptolemaic temple was discovered.


Landscape Archaeology, Economy of the Roman world, Fayoum, Egyptian Delta, Sacred Spaces


Contact information:

Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa, School of Archaeology, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG

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