U.S. Fulbright Scholar Visits Monastic Sites in Middle Egypt

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An American Fulbrighter, Dr. Darlene Brooks Hedstrom, has traveled to Assiut to conduct research on monastic settlements in Middle Egypt. Dr. Brooks Hedstrom visited Assiut with her husband Mark and their son Silas. Near el-Qusiya, they were graciously hosted by an Egyptian family in the village of Izbet Unas. While in the region Dr. Brooks Hedstrom toured the sites of Deir el Muharrak and Deir Amir Tadros, and the monastic remains around al-Qusiya and Manfalut. Dr. Brooks-Hedstrom is an associate professor of history at Wittenberg University. She has conducted field research in Sohag (White Monastery) and is currently conducting a study of “Constructing the Archaeology of Monastic Space in Egypt” while affiliated with the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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