Roger S. Bagnall is Professor of Ancient History and Leon Levy Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Rafaella Cribiore is Professor of Classics at New York University. She is a specialist in ancient education and her work at Amheida has included study of the schoolroom excavated at the site. Before moving to NYU in 2008, Cribiore taught at Columbia University and in 2010 was the Townsend Lecturer at Cornell.
"Bagnall and his colleagues have performed a signal service in excavating Amheida so thoroughly and publishing their findings so meticulously."-TLS "[T]his is indeed a valuable contribution to the study of the history of the Oases of the Western Desert."-Ancient Egypt Magazine