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Archaeology of Early Christianity in Egypt  

Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
This chapter discusses the evolution of scholarly interest in Christian antiquities in Egypt after 1900. The archaeology of early Christianity developed much later than the field of ... More

The Beautiful Face of Ra: The Role of Sunlight in the Architecture of Ancient Egypt  

Giulio Magli

In the famous projects of ancient Egyptian architecture, sunlight had always a special role. An expert use of light and shadows helped in creating halls filled with sacredness in many ... 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 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

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

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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