AH1140A

Uncovering The Past: An Archaeology Of Christian Egypt

Course ID
AH1140A
Campus
Donvale
Level
Undergraduate
Semester
One 2020
Credit
18
Method
On-Campus

12 weekly sessions consisting of lectures, presentations, and class discussion.

This unit will give students a comprehensive overview of the main archaeological sites in Egypt from Late Antiquity, looking at both communal monasteries and semi-anchoritic settlements, analysing their characteristic components and their evolution in time. Students will also study the representation of wall paintings presented in the most important monastic sites. This unit will also consider how textual information pertaining to the various theologies present in late antique Egypt is reflected in monastic architecture, as revealed archaeologically.

Learning outcomes
  • Explain how to interpret an archaeological site and associated findings within an overall historical context.
  • Identify the main monuments and artefacts from Christian Egypt;
  • Identify architectural techniques and patterns, and decorative art styles;
  • Assess the relation between literary, archaeological, and art historic aspects.
Time Place Room Date Range Instructor
7:00pm – 9:00pm Donvale Campus Auditorium Aug 21, 2020 – Dec 15, 2020 Dr Lisa Agaiby
Assessment

Essay

Individual (oral) presentation [15 mins] + 500 word summary equivalent to 1000 words.

Weight (%). 30.0

Essay - Museum Catalogue

Create a museum catalogue equivalent to 2000 words

Weight (%). 40.0

Essay - Group Presentation (15min)

Group (oral) presentation for 15 minutes + 500 word summary equivalent to 1000 words.

Weight (%). 40.0

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