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Tell Al-Qubeba: An Unknown Monastic Site?

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The attention of archaeologists in the 1960s was attracted by Tell al-Qubeba mainly because of the many fragments of pottery scattered in this area (Sauneron and Martin 1982: 76–82). Along the ... More


Esna Martyrs

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Esna is attested in ancient Egyptian texts as “Seni,” “Sna” or “Esni” which are derivatives of “Tasn” (Gauthier 1925–32, vol. 5: 38). It is believed that Emperor Hadrian, during his visit to Egypt in ... More


Epigraphy and History in the Theban Region

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The study of inscriptions — epigraphy — is usually considered a dull subject. The information provided by individual inscriptions may often not seem very exciting, as they provide mainly names and ... More


The Hermitages in the Desert of Esna

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Institut français d'archéologie orientale in Cairo (IFAO) carried out two excavation campaigns in the underground hermitages located approximately six kilometers west of Esna. A broad band of ... More


The Esna Monasteries: Dayr al-Shuhada and Dayr al-Fakhuri

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Dayr al-Shuhada and Dayr al-Fakhuri's churches are best known for their wall paintings. Travelers since the seventeenth century have left their impressions and accounts in journals and publications. ... More


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