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Kerkeosiris and its Greeks in the Second Century1

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The village of Kerkeosiris, in the southern part of the Fayyum (the ancient Arsinoite nome) can be studied in detail and with statistics thanks to the survival of several land registers from the late ... More


A Second Voyage to Nubia

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

After the equinox but not until June 23 1827, Hay and Lane, and presumably Kalitza, set sail for Upper Egypt and Nubia. Two day's sailing brought them to Beni Soueif at midmorning, where they left ... More


Silt and Empire

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the history of irrigation and irrigation repairs in and around the Egyptian town of Fayyum to show how a shared reliance on natural resource management bound together extremely ... More


Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book provides a synthetic study of the political, social, and economic processes which formed early Islamic Egypt. Looking at a corpus of previously unknown Arabic papyrus letters, dating from ... More


Isidorus at the Gates of the Temple

Ian Moyer

in Greco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature, Translation, and Culture, 500 BC–AD 300

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199656127
eISBN:
9780191816949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656127.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The subject of this chapter is four Greek hymns by Isidorus (perhaps around 100 BCE) found inscribed on a gateway of the temple of the Egyptian goddess Isis-Hermouthis at Narmouthis/Medinet Madi in ... More


The Egyptian Context: Geography and History

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the geography and history of Egypt. It covers the Nile; irrigation and water distribution; flora and fauna; the Fayyūm oasis; the pre-Islamic political and administrative ... More


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