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A Prominent Family

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the education and careers of Marcus Simaika's siblings. According to Marcus, no fewer than three prime ministers were among the graduates of the Coptic Patriarchal School: ... More


Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

Published in print:
2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Marcus Pasha Simaika (1864–1944) was born to a prominent Coptic family on the eve of the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the British occupation of Egypt. From a young age he developed a passion ... More


Introduction

Donald M. Reid

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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January 2018
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9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
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chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book, drawing on Marcus Simaika's memoirs, explores several important themes in modern Egyptian history, including the causes and consequences of the Coptic Congress of 1911; what happened to ... More


Recognition

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the recognition of Marcus Simaika's work both at home and abroad. Among other accolades, Simaika was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Fellow ... More


The State Railways

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Marcus Simaika's career in the Egyptian State Railways. When Simaika graduated in 1882, Egypt was under British occupation. Gross financial mismanagement, first by the ... More


Education and Legislation

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's career in the fields of education and legislation. Simaika was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1906—the year of his retirement from the Egyptian State ... More


Al-Majlis al-Milli

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
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Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's role as a member of Al-Majlis al-Milli. At Cyril V's return from exile, the majlis was dissolved and a committee was appointed to carry out the work of the ... More


A Crumbling Heritage

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
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chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's efforts to preserve the ancient Coptic churches that had been subjected to destruction and damage. In the preface to his book A Brief Guide to the Coptic ... More


Searching for Antiquities, Saving Libraries

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's search for antiquities to add to the Coptic Museum as well as his efforts to save the libraries of the Coptic patriarchate, churches, and monasteries from ... More


A Love of Learning

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes Marcus Simaika's early education. Marcus began his education at the Coptic Patriarchal School, founded by Patriarch Cyril IV and entirely maintained by the Coptic patriarchate. ... More


Simaika and the British Administrators

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's relationship with several British administrators, from Lord Cromer to Lord Lloyd. The head of the British administration in Egypt was the British agent and ... More


The Patriarchs

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's relationship with the Coptic patriarchs of his time as a member, then vice president, of the Coptic Community Council (Majlis al-Milli) for thirty-nine ... More


A State Institution

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's role in making the Coptic Museum a state institution of Egypt. In 1920, Fuad I, ruler of Egypt and Sudan from the Muhammad Ali dynasty, visited the Coptic ... More


The Awakening of the Coptic Church

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's role in the reformist movement within the Coptic Orthodox Church. To understand the position of the Copts in Egypt during Simaika's lifetime, it is important ... More


Travels in Sudan

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's travels in Sudan. Simaika visited Sudan for the first time in 1908, as a member of a Legislative Council delegation that also included Shawarbi Pasha, Mahmud ... More


The Committee for the Preservation of Arab Art

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's work as a member of the Committee for the Preservation of Arab Art (Comité de conservation des monuments de l'art arabe). The Comité was founded in 1881 by ... More


A New Museum

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's role in the establishment of the Coptic Museum. It was in 1908 that Simaika made his first attempt to start a small Coptic museum. While engaged in the repair ... More


Cairo

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

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2017
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January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes Marcus Simaika's early years. Marcus was born in the reign of Ismaʻil Pasha on February 28, 1864, to one of the oldest Coptic families in Cairo. The Simaikas were wealthy ... More


The Coptic and Ethiopian Dispute over Deir al-Sultan in Jerusalem

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's involvement in the dispute between the Copts and Ethiopians regarding what is known as Deir al-Sultan or the Imperial Monastery in Jerusalem. Ethiopia has long ... More


An Ancient Church

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's service to the Coptic Orthodox Church. Simaika's interest in the ancient Coptic churches was first aroused by the study of Dr. Alfred Joshua Butler's work on ... More


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