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The Importance of our own Past: Research at Durham University

The Importance of our own Past: Research at Durham University

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Dr Giles Gasper explains that by bringing together historians and scientists we are shedding new light on medieval thinking and what it means for scientific learning today.


Desert wastes, pagan temples and the Nile Valley: locating Monasteries in Coptic Egypt

22nd April 2017, 14:30 to 16:00, Elvet Riverside Room 140, New Elvet, Durham City DH1 3JT

A lecture by James Taylor organised by the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland and the North East Ancient Egypt Society.

This lecture will explore the wide range of environments that are home to Coptic monasteries in Egypt. Using evidence drawn from the Wadi al-Natrun and the Thebaid area, this paper will aim to create a cohesive set of criteria for choosing a site suitable for the monastic life.

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Contact archandarch.dandn@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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