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Unholy Water: Archaeology, the Bible, and the First Aswan Dam

David Gange

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The first Aswan Dam was the most controversial civil enterprise of the early British Mandate in Egypt. It was also one of the most ideologically loaded projects of a British-dominated government, ... More


Nubia and Beyond and Turning North

Deborah Manley

in Women Travelers in Egypt: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164859
eISBN:
9781617971273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164859.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Many women travelers also pushed on towards Nubia, past Aswan, the High Dam, Luxor, the island of Philae, Abu Simbel, Lake Nasser, and through villages of Nubia, getting exposed to the local rural ... More


sPhilæ, and its environs.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0032
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The isle of Philae is a magnificent and most picturesque object, from whatever direction it is viewed: but the traveller is most forcibly struck with its majestic appearance when he first beholds it ... More


Deboʼd, and Ckurdaʼseh, &c.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0034
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

About a mile above Philae, on the eastern side of the river, are two ruined mosques, and the remains of a town, which, mark the site of El-Ckusr, once the frontier town of Nubia. El-Ckusr, according ... More


Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Miroslav Verner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Despite the prominence of ancient temples in the landscape of Egypt, books about them are surprisingly rare. This new and essential publication from a prominent Czech scholar answers the need for a ... More


Philae: The Pearl of Egypt

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

With its grand monuments mirrored in the waters of the Nile, the island of Philae, by the southern edge of the First Cataract not far from Aswan, is one of the most enchanting places in Egypt. In the ... More


The Gateway to Africa: Aswan, Elephantine, and Philae

Robert B. Jackson

in At Empire's Edge: Exploring Rome`s Egyptian Frontier

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the three important settlements in the vicinity of Aswan, including Syene itself, Elephantine Island, and Philae, during the Roman period. Because the annual flooding of the ... More


Imagining Macedonius, the First Bishop of Philae

James E. Goehring

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The author looks at Macedonius, the monastic bishop, who travels to the island of Philae and discovers that the local Christians suffer under the island's dominant pagan population. This chapter ... More


Christianity on Philae

Samuel Moawad

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The exact beginning of Christianity on Philae is uncertain. The main source for the origin of the Diocese of Philae is the Life of Aaron, a literary Coptic source transmitted in a paper manuscript ... More


The Days of the Comet

Fred Taylor

in Exploring the Planets: A Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199671595
eISBN:
9780191819650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671595.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The author worked with the European Space Agency to help plan its first mission to a comet, intended to analyse its thin atmosphere and land on the solid nucleus, and perhaps even to bring a core ... More


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