Category Archives: Graeco-Roman

Grain Taxes and The Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS)

The manuscripts and archaeological remains from the Fayum have provided us with an important view of administration and life in Ptolemaic and Roman times in Egypt.  As the plan and photo of a granary in Karanis above shows, this was a region … Continue reading

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The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present): Call for Papers (submission deadline 15 June 2014)

The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present): Workshop Ertegun House, University of Oxford, 4 – 5 December 2014 The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present) is a two-day interdisciplinary workshop organised by doctoral and…

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Quiz on Identifying Ancient Egyptian Plants

Below are results, to date, of the quiz: Can You Identify These Plants from Ancient Egypt? I have entered the suggestions that have been sent in, together with a small picture of each one.  For larger pictures (or for the reference) go to … Continue reading

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Posted in Agriculture, Agroforestry, Art in Africa, Egypt-Ancient, Gardens, Graeco-Roman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Graeco-Roman Mummy Portraits, Coptic Papyri, and Paintings of Fathi Hassan

Graeco-Roman Mummy Portraits Coptic Papyri, and paintings by Fathi Hassan go on show at the John Rylands Library 18 Jul 2012 Ten remarkable mummy portraits from one of the world’s greatest collections are to go on show, as part of a ground-breaking exhibition … Continue reading

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