THIS LECTURE WILL BE IN ARABIC
حفائر قلعة شيخ العرب همام
The citadel of Sheikh al-'Arab Hammām is located in Qena Governorate, near the village of Al-ʿArakī, about 6 km southwest of Farshût. The site is remarkable for the presence of the citadel that faces the wadi el-Ḥūl, which leads to Darb el-Arbaʿīn, the famous camel trail on which caravans have continued to circulate since remote times in the history of the Egypt. Never excavated to this day, this site constitutes a unique example of military fortifications from the Ottoman period that have survived in Upper Egypt (el- Ṣaʿīd).
The site is deeply linked to the name of Sheikh al-ʿArab Hammām, Prince Šaraf ad-Dawla Hammām ibn Yūsuf ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Hammām known as Cheikh al-ʿArab, one of the eminent personalities of the Ṣaʿīd born in 1121 AH/1709 AD in Farshût and died in1183AH/ 1769AD.
IFAO started mission in this site in 2020 in cooperate with the ministry of tourism and Antiquities and faculty of Archaeology Ain Shams University, which headed by Dr. Ahmad Alshoky, This lecture sheds light on the most important results of this mission.
Ahmad Alshoky is Associate Professor in the Department of Archeology, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, since 2015 until now. In addition, Active member of Institut d’Égypte since 2018, He also was Chairman of National Library and Archives of Egypt from 2017 to 2018, and he was Director General of the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo between 2014 and 2017.
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