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.
Explain how to interpret an archaeological site and associated findings within an overall historical context.
Identify the main monuments and artefacts from Christian Egypt
Distinguish between different architectural techniques and patterns, and decorative art styles;
Analyse the relation between literary, archaeological, and art historic aspects
Critically evaluate the theological significance of monastic architecture
Lectures, classroom discussion, guided reading from set texts, additional reading resources and notes
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Essay - Museum Catalogue||
Written Assessment Task 3,000 words
|Oral Presentation - Individual||
Presentation 1500 words
|Forum - Group||
Written Assessment Task - Discussion 1,500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-30 19:16:47 +1100