Ostrich Eggs and Miraculous Powers in Fifteenth-Century Egypt

‘THE DEATH OF THE YOUNG MAN IS BETTER THAN HIS LIFE’
Ostrich Eggs and Miraculous Powers in Fifteenth-Century Egypt

Professor Dionisius Agius will be speaking to the Exeter Medieval Seminar next week, Tuesday 5 February, 5.15 in Queen’s MR3.

Dionisius Agius is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Material Culture at IAIS. He has published extensively on maritime ethnography and Arabic language across a number of periods, and is author of the prize-winning Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Oman: The People of the Dhow (Kegan Paul, 2005). His talk offers us the chance to see some of the fruits (or eggs) of a major AHRC-funded exploration at Quseir al-Qadim on the Egyptian Red Sea coast.


There will be a wine reception after the seminar.

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