University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Steven E. Sidebotham

Routes Through the Eastern Desert of Egypt

By: Steven E. Sidebotham

Not since the Ptolemaic-Roman-Byzantine era (late 4th century B.C. to 7th century A.D.) have the Eastern Desert and Red Sea coast of Egypt witnessed the activity now taking place, as tourism and settlements for Egypt’s burgeoning population encroach into once sparsely settled areas. During the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods, a healthy trade between the Mediterranean region, South […]