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Copts and Archaeology: Sons of Saint Mark / Sons of the Pharaohs

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Murqus Simaika's career, the Coptic Museum he founded in 1908, Mirrit Boutros Ghali's Society of Coptic Archeology (1934), and the perception that Copts were “sons of the pharaohs” provide main ... More


Egypt’s Coptic Museum: From Patriarchal to National

Dina Ishak Bakhoum

in The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443760
eISBN:
9781474491334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443760.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter traces the most significant episodes of the Coptic Museum’s history and argues that the museum was not founded as a ‘minority’ museum but rather as an archaeological museum holding ... More


Metal Objects from the Fayoum in the Collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the metal artefacts or objects found in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt that are currently in the custody of the Coptic Museum in Cairo. The metal objects from the Fayoum in the ... More


Recognition

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/9789774168239.003.0019
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


Introduction

Donald M. Reid

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/9789774168239.003.0001
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


A State Institution

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/9789774168239.003.0017
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


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


Searching for Antiquities, Saving Libraries

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/9789774168239.003.0018
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


Cairo

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/9789774168239.003.0002
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


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