How much do you really know about the most popular book in the world? Let’s test your Biblical knowledge with these 25 questions dealing with the Old and New Testaments
This is a review of the Ancient Lives: New Discoveries exhibit at the British Museum until November 30th, 2014.
Popular mythology claims that Joseph of Arimathea introduced Christianity into Britain in AD 63 when he brought the Holy Grail to Glastonbury after Christ’s crucifixion. As this story demonstrates, a befuddling mix of myth, tradition and fact dominates the period preceding the Roman withdrawal.
Was he a convinced believer, brought to a new understanding of God and the world by his own Damascene moment? And, if so, what exactly did he believe in? Or was he a pragmatist who saw his in new religious affiliation great opportunities for cementing both his own authority and the stability of the Empire he controlled?
Ancient Egyptian retainer sacrifice: did the Ancient Egyptians regularly sacrifice their servants when the Pharaoh died?
A review of my visit to the Ancient Egyptian gallery at the British Museum, London, England.
The location of a sanctuary dedicated to the cult of Isis and Sarapis close to the theatre of ancient Messene is reported by Pausanias
This paper explores the conflicting accounts of John Chrysostom and Libanius regarding events related to the 387 Riot of the Statues in Antioch. I argue that the differing accounts were both authors’ attempts to shape the perception of the persons responible for attaining the pardon.
I argue in my thesis that the most vivid example of Egypt’s sway can be seen in the areas of religion and philosophy. These areas of influence manifest in three ways Hellenistic/Egyptian Paganism, Christianity/Judaism, and Philosophy.
The majority of this study consists of a series of case studies of different types of women’s rituals of power, which emphasize examples of significant trends in ritual iconography, praxis, and context, both those which were typical of late antique Egyptian magic as a whole, and those which were uniquely female in character.