Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature

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Last updated: 8/4/22

The Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature is the product of the ERC-funded PAThs project (Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths. An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature. Literary Texts in Their Original Context. Production, Copying, Usage, Dissemination and Storage) aimed at providing an in-depth diachronic understanding and effective representation of the geography of Coptic literary production and in particular of the corpus of literary writings, almost exclusively of religious contents, produced in Egypt between the 3rd and the 13th centuries in the Coptic language. 

The Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature allows detailed and focused research and correlation of chronological, regional, and thematic data. It also illustrates the relationship between settlements uncovered by the archaeological and topographical investigations and intellectual activity revealed in manuscripts. 

It is based on a central database that will be continuously updated. The database is composed of eight sections dedicated to Places, Manuscripts, Works, Authors, Titles, Colophons, Persons, and Collections.

PAThs data are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Last updated July 2022.

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