Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Steven Sidebotham

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520244306

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520244306.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 02 April 2020

Ptolemaic and Early Roman Berenike and Environs

Ptolemaic and Early Roman Berenike and Environs

Chapter:
(p.55) 5 Ptolemaic and Early Roman Berenike and Environs
Source:
Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route
Author(s):

Steven E. Sidebotham

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0005

Excavations at Berenike revealed something about the size, layout, and building methods and materials used to create the port's infrastructure and how these changed over the life of the city. The architecture and materials used to construct Berenike must have been partially a reflection of the ethnic building conventions of the residents. The only other early Roman structures discovered at Berenike, aside from walls associated with the courtyard of the Serapis temple, and the Ptolemaic and perhaps early Roman harbor works south of the Ptolemaic industrial area, are two seawalls at the eastern edge of the site. It is not clear why the major unfortified settlements and cemeteries in the environs of Berenike are late Roman in date whereas the ten forts/praesidia ringing the city from the hilltop fort at Shenshef southwest of the emporium to that in Wadi Lahma/Lahami northwest of the port are overwhelmingly of early Roman foundation.

Keywords:   Berenike, architecture, materials, Serapis temple, seawalls, harbor works, praesidia

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.