Dear Apa …

After a long period of slackness regarding monkscamelsandwine, I'm returning with renewed vigour and a new section: Dear Apa. Apa is a very common monastic title in late antique Egypt and ubiquitous in texts written within, to, and from monastic communities. Men and women in Egyptian villages wrote to respected elders to ask for their …

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Deir Anba Hadra: Berlin Dec 2015

On 18th December 2015, a workshop will take place in Berlin on current research concerning the monastery of Deir Anba Hadra at Aswan (also known as the Monastery of Saint Simeon), which is currently being excavated by the German Archaeological Institute. The workshop (programme available here) includes papers by the Deir Anba Hadra team on a range of …

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