Living in the tombs: monastic life near the Valley of the Kings

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Abstract

Short contribution about the Macquarie University Theban Tombs Project (Dir: Associate Professor Boyo Ockinga) and the excavation of Theban Tomb 149 belonging to a 20th Dynasty official called Amenmose (12th cent.). In addition to remains dating to the original owner, the tomb was later 'home' to a 'cell' of Christian monks or religious adherents in the Late Antique/Coptic period (c. 8th cent. AD). These groups lived in tombs of the pharaonic age and were associated with a nearby Christian monastery complex.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages9-12
Number of pages4
Volume60
Specialist publicationNear Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin
PublisherNear Eastern Archaeology Foundation
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Egypt
  • archaeology
  • monastcism
  • late antique Egypt
  • Theban tombs

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