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Archaeological Remains of Everyday Life in the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9789774248924
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970443 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0019
Archaeological Remains of Everyday Life in the Fayoum

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This chapter examines archaeological remains and artefacts of everyday life in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It aims to demonstrate the importance of archaeological remains for the reconstruction and understanding of everyday life and not to present a global overview of everyday life in the Fayoum on the basis of a mixed assemblage of material remains of different quality from various collections. Some of the everyday objects found in Fayoum include curtains, tunics, and storage vessels.

Keywords: artefacts; archaeological remains; everyday life; Fayoum Oasis; Egypt

Chapter.  4658 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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