The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

04 Dec 16:00

Book launch: Tell el-Dabʿa XIV.2

Miriam Müller, Juan Carlos Moreno García

Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 1.04 (Verbarium)


Book launch “Tell el-Dabʿa XIV.2: Das Stadtviertel F/I in Tell el-Dabʿa/Auaris ‒ multikulturelles Leben in einer Stadt des Späten Mittleren Reichs und der Zwischenzeit

Dr Miriam Müller

Untersuchungen der Zweigstelle Kairo des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts, 41. Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie, 90

In her publication, Dr Miriam Müller analyses part of the settlement of Tell el-Dabʿa/ancient Auaris. The local architecture and material culture are observed on the basis of household archaeology and therefore, the area F/I and its inhabitants at the end of the Middle Kingdom and the early Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1770‒1650 BC) will be presented.

Egypt’s border population is being shown through a study of the sequence of households and changing property situations. Due to its harbour, the site has been an important commercial hub in the Eastern Mediterranean. The commuity changed from an egalitarian society to a hierarchical structure, thus displaying a settlement dynamic rarely attested in Egypt. This publication makes accessible the living environment of a site, which had a great impact during the time of the Hyksos due to its role as capital. This study displays various aspects of the multicultural daily life of this commercial hub, which interconnected Egypt, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East.

To celebrate the appearance of this publication, two specialists on household archaeology in Egypt will give short lectures: the author, and invited guest Juan Carlos Moreno García (Sorbonne, Paris). Drinks afterwards.

This book launch is a cooperation between the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) and NINO. Please join us!

Practical information


16.00 hrs | welcome
16.10 hrs | book presentation by Dr Miriam Müller
16.45 hrs | lecture by Dr Juan Carlos Moreno García
17.00 hrs | drinks