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Asia Minor  

Peter Talloen

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
The early Christian archaeology of Asia Minor has recently developed into a discipline devoted to the contextualized study of the material remains of early Christianity. It has ... More

Christian Archaeology in Palestine: The Roman and Byzantine Periods  

Joan E. Taylor

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
The first Christian archaeological evidence in Palestine dates from the third century, in the so-called Megiddo church. From 326 onward, Palestine was the focus of imperial funding, and ... More

Encountering Photoamulets and the Use of Apotropaic Light in Late Antiquity  

Eric C. Lapp

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Sep 2017
In antiquity, natural and artificial light was manipulated to illuminate dark spaces. Its primary and most significant use, however, may have been amuletic. This chapter explores several ... More

Funerary Artists: The Textual Evidence  

Maria Cannata

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
Evidence suggests that the cost of wrapping and decorating a mummy was an expensive enterprise, and considering the wide range of people involved and the materials required, one would ... More

Funerary Religion: The Final Phase of an Egyptian Tradition  

Martin Andreas Stadler

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses Egyptian funerary religion during the Roman period. During this period, there was a greater diversity of modes in which individuals could be commemorated and at the ... More

The Holy Island: An Archaeology of Early Christian Cyprus  

Jody Michael Gordon and William R. Caraher

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
The archaeology of early Christian Cyprus represents one of the most significant case studies of how early Christianity developed because of the island’s unique geohistorical background ... More

The Imperial Cult in Egypt  

Stefan Pfeiffer

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
Throughout the Roman empire, the living emperor was the subject of worship and also, in part, the object of a cult that was often very similar, if not identical, to the cult of the gods. ... More

Jordan  

Robert Schick

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
Well over three hundred sites, including over 150 well-preserved churches, provide abundant archaeological information on Christianity in Jordan. Archaeological investigation over the past ... More

Mummies and Mummification  

Beatrix Gessler-Löhr

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses mummies and mummification in Roman Egypt. The question of whether mummies from Roman Egypt attest a decline or a late heyday of mummification techniques can be ... More

Religious Practice and Piety  

David Frankfurter

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
Traditional Egyptian religion involved much more than temples, priests, and processions. The rhythms of agriculture, the experience of the landscape, and the perpetuation and fortune of ... More

Syria  

Emma Loosley

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
Syria occupies a unique place in early Christian archaeology by virtue of the fact that Antioch was the first city where followers of Jesus Christ were referred to as “Christians” and ... More

Travel and Pilgrimage  

Ian C. Rutherford

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses travel in Roman Egypt. The epigraphic habits of tourists, pilgrims, and other travellers in Roman Egypt allow us to trace their movements to a degree unparalleled ... More

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