Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Archaeology And Papyrology: Digging And Filling Holes?

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Archaeologists dig 'm; papyrologists fill 'm - no real progress is made. Of course, they are not the same holes; archaeologists dig trenches; papyrologists fill lacunae. This chapter attempts to make some inroads into the archaeological record as a papyrologist, and shows how 'objects' and texts together can improve our grasp of the whole - what Graeco-Roman Egypt meant to those who lived it. It presents a brief history of the archaeology and papyrology of Graeco-Roman Egypt. The chapter takes a tour of Egypt, 1000 kilometers down the Nile, from south to north, and then focuses on one region, the Fayyum. It highlights places where archaeology has been especially helpful in answering or raising papyrological questions, or where texts have provided archaeologists with a clue or a challenge for interpreting the material evidence.

Keywords: archaeology; Fayyum; Graeco-Roman Egypt; papyrology

10.1163/ej.9789004183353.i-508.93
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004183353.i-508.93
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Tradition and Transformation. Egypt under Roman Rule — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation