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