Apr 2, 2015 6:00pm
|Organized by:||Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
|Venue:||Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)|
|Address:||1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek|
In June 2014 two paintings and two dated inscriptions were found in the church of Deir al-Surian that form a memorial for an Abbot named Maqari. They were most probably commisioned by his son and successor (!) Yuhannon, whose name was known already from other sources. This painted cenotaph forms an important source of information concerning the history of the monastery and artistically a so far unique monument.
Karel Innemée is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Archaeology ofLeiden University and project director of the research and conservation project Deir al-Surian Conservation Project.