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Les Kellia, 1965–2015
The Kellias, 1965–2015

Author(s): Marguerite Rassart-Debergh
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Late-Ancient Egypt; Kellia; monasticism; Coptic painting
Summary/Abstract: Discovered and partially excavated for the first time in 1904, the site of the Kellia, the Cells, one of the largest monastic complexes from Egypt, was not really identified definitively until 1960; excavated from 1965, the cells no longer exist; the publications and the objects preserved in the Coptic Museum of Old Cairo bear witness to of their past wealth. Here is a brief chronological reminder excavations (Egyptian, French and Swiss) and the main discoveries; are illustrated one of the first paintings and a mosaic, the best parallels of which were discovered in Faras by Polish teams; at least this is a hypothesis that deserves, I think, further research.

  • Page Range: 217-230
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English, French, German