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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia$
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Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165610

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.001.0001

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Sources for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagr Edfu

Sources for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagr Edfu

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(p.237) 21 Sources for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagr Edfu
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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia
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Elisabeth R. O’Connell

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0021

The material culture on site does suggest the presence of a pre-medieval Christian foundation, the precise character of which must remain hypothetical. Among the range of possibilities, two are particularly attractive. The location of the settlement in a necropolis may signal a process whereby the tomb of a prominent Christian became the locus of a saint's cult administered by monks.

Keywords:   Hagr Edfu, Aswan, Nubia, Elisabeth R. O’Connell

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