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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

Gawdat Gabra

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum Oasis of Egypt's Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day. This book, which constitutes a ... More


Amunnakht, Scribe and Poet of Deir el-Medina: A Study of Ostracon O Berlin P 14262

Günter Burkard

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Amunnakht, scribe in the necropolis of Deir el-Medina, is a well-known figure in Ancient Egyptian history. He was active in the reigns of Ramses III to Ramses VI. From his quill we have not only ... More


Water Iturech 536 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The year 536 bce had been a rather hectic business year for Iturech, or at least one that was very well documented in P. Louvre E 7834, 7836, 7838, and 7843. Choachytes needed to collect as many ... More


Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more ... More


Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Elena Pischikova (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book is the second joint publication of the members of the American–Egyptian South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the Ministry of State for Antiquities and directed ... More


Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

Elena Pischikova (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166181
eISBN:
9781617975448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166181.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This volume is the first joint publication of the members of the American–Egyptian mission South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the State Ministry for Antiquities and ... More


The Five Walls of Pharaoh

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Five Walls of Pharaoh in Deir al-Medina. It first considers the possibility that movement in the necropolis area was at least partially restricted and that the workmen ... More


The House of Shoshenq

Aidan Dodson

in Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Twenty-second Dynasty. Examines a possible coregency of Shoshenq I with Pasebkhanut II; Iuput, the last in a succession of Theban pontiffs; funereal innovations during Shoshenq I's reign, from ... More


The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Kees van der Spek

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Until their recent demolition, the colorful mud-brick hamlets of al-Qurna village, situated among the Noble Tombs of the Theban Necropolis on the Luxor West Bank, were home to a vibrant community. ... More


Akhmim as a Source of Textiles

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

According to the historian Strabo, Akhmim/Panopolis was a well-known production center of linen fabrics from pharaonic times. Up to now there is little literary evidence of textile manufacture in the ... More


The RIEC Archaeological and Anthropological Surveys at the Site of Dayr al-Banat

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/9789774248924.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the result of the archaeological and anthropological survey at the site of Dayr al-Banat in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt conducted by the Russian Institute for Egyptology in Cairo ... More


The Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara: The Cults and Their Catacombs

Paul T. Nicholson

in Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

North Saqqara is, for many reasons, a special place. It was special to the ancient Egyptians as the necropolis in which some of the most important figures in Egyptian history were buried, ranging ... More


Ancient Remains as Life's Stage: Differing Perspectives on Life in the Theban Necropolis

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explains the situation in al-Qurna during mid-November 1997, at the start of the anthropological fieldwork: the scenario of local and global forces behind what has become known as the ... More


Protected Space as Domestic Place: Human Presence and the Emergence of the Built Environment in the Theban Necropolis

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter gives context to the changes affecting the urban development of the Theban foothills, and discusses contemporary ways of making a living in this environment. These urbanizing processes ... More


Qurnawi Foothills Architecture: Footprint, Form, and Function

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the architectural assemblage typical of the Theban Necropolis. The evolving domestic floor plan eventually came to comprise a footprint which still included the ancient ... More


Contemporary Spirituality and Traditional Beliefs in the Theban Necropolis

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Compared to other annual mulid celebrations, the August mulid of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qurna is a relatively small-scale affair but it is nevertheless significant. The celebrations take place in the midst ... More


The Ethnography of Eviction

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the history of the necropolis' occupation, the removal of its inhabitants, and the demolition of their villages. On March 8, 1999, sixteen Coptic families moved from their ... More


Esquiline

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes the Esquiline, as well as the structures that can be found within it and the places connected to it. It also discusses the layout of the streets, and mentions some of the ... More


Abusir of Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner

in Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the influence of the town of Heliopolis—the center of the sun cult in Egypt—on the foundation and development of the royal cemetery in Abusir. It begins with an overview of the ... More


South Abusir

Miroslav Verner

in Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on South Abusir, the southern section of the Czech archaeological concession in the Memphite necropolis. It first describes the Valley of Abusir, which is supposed to have been ... More


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