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Title: Domestic Archaeology and Ancient Lived Religion
Subtitle: Towards a Synthesis
Author(s): BRAND, Mattias
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 80    Issue: 1-2   Date: 2023   
Pages: 36-48
DOI: 10.2143/BIOR.80.1.3292538

Abstract :
Recent archaeological projects in Egypt’s western desert have brought to light a wealth of new material pertaining to the architecture of Roman and Late Antique houses. This review article engages with two synthesising publications in order to flesh out some of the most important insights deriving from the excavation of ancient Kellis (modern Ismant el-Kharab), and other domestic settings and monuments examined by one of the excavators of Trimithis (modern Amheida), for religion and everyday life 'at home'. A third volume examining the interplay between literary and archeological sources, finally, offers methodological insights for the study of housing throughout the ancient Mediterranean world.

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