Rediscovering Merimde Beni Salama: from the archives to the field

Rowland, J. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The Egyptian prehistoric site Merimde Beni Salama (4500 BC) was first located during the Austrian West Delta Survey in 1928, with the first major excavations carried out not only by the Austrian, but also Swedish, teams. The site has been subject to re-excavation mainly in the 1970s-80s, and most recently from 2013 onwards by the current Egypt Exploration Society mission.This talk will explore the history of research at the site, and give an insight into the archival resources, as well as presenting some results of the most recent fieldwork in the area.
Period30 Jan 2019
Held atUniversity of Uppsala, Sweden
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Archives
  • Merimde Beni Salama
  • Medelhavsmuseet
  • History of Research