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Greek Ostraca from Abu Mina.

Author: Nikos Litinas
Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2008.
Series: Archiv fr Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete - Beihefte.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The volume contains an edition of c. 1,300 ostraca excavated in Abu Mina, Egypt, under the directorship of Peter Grossmann. Most of these ostraca comprise a partially surviving record of the pickings of grapes and of wine deliveries in the first half of the seventh century AD, before the Arab conquest in 642. Also, a small number contains some Christian texts, writings on pots or flasks, designs and writing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikos Litinas
ISBN: 9783110210385 311021038X
OCLC Number: 476206337
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages).
Series Title: Archiv fr Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete - Beihefte.

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The volume contains an edition of c. 1,300 ostraca excavated in Abu Mina, Egypt, under the directorship of Peter Grossmann. Most of these ostraca comprise a partially surviving record of the pickings of grapes and of wine deliveries in the first half of the seventh century AD, before the Arab conquest in 642. Also, a small number contains some Christian texts, writings on pots or flasks, designs and writing exercises. They provide information on the community, the economical and agricultural activities, the prosopography and onomastics of this pilgrimage centre. This volume will be of interest.

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