a website concerned with the historical

and archaeological exploration and documentation
of the ancient district of Akhmîm-Panopolis in Upper Egypt

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+ 49 (0)551 39 24427

 

Mîn-Panos is the official website of the research project „The Archaeology of Religious Change: The cultic topography of the Akhmîm District (Upper Egypt) in Late Antiquity“. The project was established in july 2012 within the frame of a „Dilthey-Fellowship“ granted to Rafed El-Sayed by VolkswagenStiftung.
The project’s main focus is on the district of Akhmîm, the historic ninth nome of Upper Egypt, named after the local chief deity, the god Min. During the Greco-Roman period Min was identified with the Greek god Pan. Akhmîm is the Arab rendering of the city’s Coptic name Schmin, which Greeks called Panopolis or simply Panos from the beginning of the Ptolemaic era (ca 300 BC) until the end of Late Antiquity (ca 900 AD).
One major goal of the project is to establish an Archaeological Information System (AiS) for the ancient Akhmîm district collecting all archaeologically relevant data available up to present. The AiS will serve as a research platform that will facilitate international and interdisciplinary research on the archaeology and history of the Akhmîm district.
Project staff:
Dr. Rafed El-Sayed (project director)
Esther Wegener, M.A. (research associate)
Mohammed Hussien Yosef (PhD scholarship holder)
Funding: VolkswagenStiftung (2012-2017)
Affiliation:
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Centrum Orbis Orientalis et Occidentalis (CORO)
co-operations:
Dr. Chrystina Häuber, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department für Geographie
Prof. Dr. Franz Xaver Schütz, Hochschule München, Fakultät für Geoinformation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Staiger, Hochschule Bochum, Fachbereich Geodäsie, Labor für 3D-Laserscanning
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Przybilla, Hochschule Bochum, Fachbereich Geodäsie, Labor für Photogrammetrie
Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Brechtken, Hochschule Bochum, Fachbereich Geodäsie, Labor für Photogrammetrie
Prof. Dr. Mark Depauw, KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts, Belgium, Project Trismegistos
Dr. Ken Parry, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History, Australia
Dr. Malcolm Choat, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History, Australia
Dr. Cäcilia Fluck, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cairo & Sohag, Egypt

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