The Economic Organisation of Religious Institutions in Egypt

For those in Berlin on the 12 and 13 May 2017, a conference is taking place at Freie Universität that draws together scholars working on religious institutions in Egypt from the Old Kingdom to the Islamic Period, utilising archaeological and textual sources. The programme can be viewed here. In terms of Coptic monasteries, the meeting will …

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Coptic Funerary Textiles in Western Thebes

The Danish Egyptology Society (Dansk Ægyptologisk Selskab) has its spring 2017 seminar tomorrow, Saturday 4th March, in which the focus is on the body (the programme can be viewed here). Together with Anne Austin (tattooing at Deir el-Medina) and Lise Manniche (premature/stillborn children), I will be speaking at the event on the topic of Coptic funerary textiles. …

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A whole lotta wine (and camels)

In the Wadi Sarga corpus, two things that are mentioned frequently (in fact, the two most common things) are wine and camels. There are a huge amount of receipts for wine delivered to the monastery – this single category of text accounts for almost one-third of the published texts (and so far, I've identified 40 more …

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