The site of Dura-Europos, excavated in the 1920s and 30s but never completely published, has long been of archaeological interest for its exceptional preservation. This article questions the original identifications of the excavators of houses and shops, explores what can be learned about commercial buildings at the site from the re-contextualisation of artefacts, and examines how this information can add to our understanding of life at Dura.

In: Late Antique Archaeology
In: Objects in Context, Objects in Use
In: Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World