UH Manoa professor awarded excavation concession in Egypt

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 9, 2009

The Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt recently awarded Dr. Robert Littman, professor of Classics at UH Manoa, the ongoing concession to excavate the ancient site of Tell Timai.

This summer, Dr. Littman, accompanied by his field director Dr. Jay Silverstein, UH Manoa Anthropology adjunct professor, will take a staff of 25, including 16 students, to begin excavations on a 10-year project that promises to cast new light on the Greco-Roman Egyptian city, the perfume capital during the reign of Cleopatra.

Tell Timai is a 200 acre site in the eastern Delta of Egypt, that contains the ruins of the city, Thmouis, which was founded in the 4th century BC and for over 1000 years was a major city in the region.