The 2014 excavations at Tell Timai, directed by Robert Littman and Jay Silverstein, are exposing the ancient city of Thmuis in the Egyptian Nile Delta. Occupied from the fifth century B.C.E., the Greco-Roman city developed into a Christian center in the early first millennium.
In this studio-quality production (the first of several to be published here on Bible History Daily during the 2014 excavation season), Tell Timai archaeologists provide a look at their dig site and their 2014 research while providing viewers with a taste of travel in Egypt and the atmosphere on an archaeological field crew.
Videography by Alyssa Bokovoy. Courtesy of Robert Littman and Jay Silverstein. Click here to watch the second video submitted from Tell Timai, and visit the project website at www.telltimai.org.
In “With and Without Straw: How Israelite Slaves Made Bricks” in the March/April 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review Robert Littman, Marta Lorenzon and Jay Silverstein describe recreate ancient mudbrick-making techniques to conserve ancient walls at Tell Timai. Learn how to make a mudbrick in a web-exclusive slideshow from Tell Timai.