Egypt From Alexander To The Early Christians | The Treasures of Coptic Art | Coptic Monasteries | Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt | The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt | Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History | Byzantine Matters | Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo | British Museum Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt
Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the aesthetic and religious importance of each of the museum's works on display, such as icons, stelae, sculptures, wall paintings, wooden altar screens, liturgical implements, and vestments and bible caskets. Textiles, ceramics and documents (including the Nag Hammadi Gnostic library from the fourth century, one of the most important collections of papyri in the world) provide valuable insights into the economic and social life of Egypt's Copts over the last two thousand years.
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