Surveys and excavations conducted by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology at the sites of Heracleion and Canopus (east of the peninsula of Abukir) and in the Eastern Port of Alexandria, have begun to deliver remarkable ceramic material, both intact and broken. Very often the first datable elements of occupation, ceramics bear witness to daily life in the Canopic region.
A preliminary examination of ceramics from the excavations of Heracleion and Canopus was published by Catherine Grataloup as ‘Occupation and Trade at Heracleion-Thonis: The Evidence from the Pottery’, in A. Wilson, D. Robinson (eds.): Alexandria and the North-Western Nile Delta - Joint Conference Proceedings of Alexandria: City and Harbour (Oxford 2004) and Trade, Topography and Material Culture of Egypt’s North-Western Delta (Berlin 2006), OCMA, Oxford, p.151-159. Their detailed study is the subject of a monograph to be published by C. Grataloup as Les céramiques d’Héracléion et de Canope, OCMA Monograph, Oxford, forthcoming.
The ceramic material collected from different areas of excavation at the Portus Magnus of Alexandria and studied by C. Grataloup will soon be published by F. Goddio, D. Fabre, C. Grataloup, ‘An area by area discussion of the topography of the Eastern Port of Alexandria’, in F. Goddio and D. Fabre (eds.), Alexandria. The topography of the Portus Magnus, underwater archaeology in the Eastern Port of Alexandria in Egypt, OCMA Monograph, Oxford, forthcoming.