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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum OasisEssays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause$
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Gawdat Gabra

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9789774248924

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001

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Reconstructing the Landscape: Epigraphic Sources for the Christian Fayoum

Reconstructing the Landscape: Epigraphic Sources for the Christian Fayoum

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(p.79) 8 Reconstructing the Landscape: Epigraphic Sources for the Christian Fayoum
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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis
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Gawdat Gabra

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0008

This chapter aims to reconstruct the Fayoum Oasis landscape based on epigraphic sources for the Christian Fayoum. The mapping of epigraphic evidence involves stocktaking, the collection of artefacts, and attempts to situate these artifacts in space and time. There are four groups of artefacts. The first consists of funerary inscriptions, the second of monumental dedicatory inscriptions, the third of ensembles of mural inscriptions, and the fourth of inscriptions on various objets d'art.

Keywords:   epigraphic sources, Fayoum Oasis, artefacts, Christian Fayoum, funerary inscriptions, dedicatory inscriptions, mural inscriptions

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