- General introduction to post-Pharaonic Egypt
- History of research, architecture: construction materials and elements
- Church, monastic and settlement archaeology
- The archaeology of pilgrimage
- Coptic sculpture, painting, ceramics, textiles and minor arts
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Welcome letter
- Assignment 1 - Essay (50%)
- Assignment 2 - Paper (15%)
- Assignment 3 - Participation (20%)
- Assignment 4 - Research Paper (15%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as AHIX855 Introduction to Coptic Art & Archaeology.
This subject will give students a comprehensive overview of the colourful art and architecture of the 'other' Egypt, Egypt after the Pharaohs, and will study the most important archaeological sites from the Christian period of Egypt. Topics studied will include church architecture, the archaeology of towns, villages, monasteries and cemeteries, painting, sculpture and objects of daily life. The subject will give students a comprehensive overview of the history of Coptic art and architecture and the most important archaeological sites from the Christian period of Egypt. At the same time, it will present some of the major sources we have for this topic and look at the immense bibliography available. It will teach students to see these sources within their historical and archaeological context, to understand the characteristics of their particular type or genre and to evaluate the historical information gathered from them.