The site of ancient Kellis, modern-day Ismant el-Kharab, is located in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt.
The name Kellis is attested in documentary material from the site, which also reveals that the village once belonged to the Mothite nome.
The ancient settlement is denoted by numerous mud-brick structures and a dominant temple complex, and the main phases of occupation at the site are dated from the early Roman to late Roman Period (i.e., 1st-2nd to 4th-5th centuries CE). Kellis covers an area of approximately one square kilometer and is bounded upon its northwest and southeast by dried up wadis(water courses).
Excavations in Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt
The Dakhleh Oasis Project (DOP) is a long-term regional study of the interaction between environmental changes and human activity in the closed area of the Dakhleh Oasis, Western Desert of Egypt, but including the larger area of the Palaeoasis.
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Excavations at Mut el-Kharab, Dakhleh Oasis
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NYU Excavations at Amheida in Egypt’s Dakhleh Oasis
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