Reconstructing an Egyptian Monastery

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 5/3,
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Reconstructing an Egyptian Monastery: The Material Remains of Wadi Sarga,

v. Dr. Jennifer Cromwell, Post.Doc. ToRS, Københavns Universitet

The monastic complex of Apa Thomas at Wadi Sarga, 25km south of Asyut, was excavated during a single season in 1913–14. No further archaeological work has occurred at the site, which is now a military zone.

Our knowledge of the history of the monastery and its daily affairs is therefore restricted to the material remains discovered during that single, pre-War, season.

This paper will provide an overview of renewed work that is being undertaken on this evidence from the monastery, the majority of which is held by the British Museum, and the potential for further study.