A study of the urban layout of Trimithis, a polis in Dakhla Oasis (Western desert of Egypt). The settlement was probably expanded in the Roman period according with a regular orthogonal grid, that later in the fourth century was modified. In its last phase, the city, that was abandoned at the end of the fourth century CE, had a labyrinthine street layout that is not common in the Roman settlement, but very similar to other settlements in the oases of the same period and of the Medieval period. The hypothesis in this study is that the urban plan and the kind of buildings adapted to a desert environment, with closed buildings and streets.

Trimithis: a Case Study of Proto-Byzantine Urbanism

Paola Davoli
2019

Abstract

A study of the urban layout of Trimithis, a polis in Dakhla Oasis (Western desert of Egypt). The settlement was probably expanded in the Roman period according with a regular orthogonal grid, that later in the fourth century was modified. In its last phase, the city, that was abandoned at the end of the fourth century CE, had a labyrinthine street layout that is not common in the Roman settlement, but very similar to other settlements in the oases of the same period and of the Medieval period. The hypothesis in this study is that the urban plan and the kind of buildings adapted to a desert environment, with closed buildings and streets.
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