Gillian Bowen


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PhD: The Spread of Christianity into Egypt in light of Recent Discoveries from Ancient Kellis, Monash University.
Co-founder of the Egyptology Society of Victoria and Honorary Secretary.
Convenor of the Faculty of Arts Transition and Student Progress Committee.

Gillian lectures in archaeology and ancient history specialising in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, and early Christianity. Each year she undertakes archaeological field work at the site of Ismant el-Kharab, ancient Kellis, in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, where she focuses upon the early Christian monuments. She is also the numismatist for the Dakhleh Oasis Project.

Director of excavations at Deir Abu Metta; The archaeology of early Christianity in Egypt; early Christian Burial Practices; the appropriation of the ankh as a Christian symbol; the use of coins for dating archaeological contexts.

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Projects 2004 2020

Research Output 1997 2017

Christianity at Mut al-Kharab (ancient Mothis), Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

Bowen, G. E., 2017, The Cultural Manifestations or Religious Experience : Studies in Honour of Boyo G. Ockinga. Di Bianse-Dyson, C. & Donovan, L. (eds.). Münster Germany: Ugarit-Verlag, p. 241-248 8 p.

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1. A 4th century AD hoard from Ayn al-Sebil, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

Bowen, G., 2016, In : Numismatic Chronicle. 176, p. 355-358 4 p.

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The environment within: The archaeological context of the texts from House 3 at Kellis in Egypt's Dakhleh Oasis

Bowen, G. E., 2015, Housing and Habitat in the Ancient Mediterranean - Cultural and Environmental Responses. Di Castro, A. A. & Hope, C. A. (eds.). Leuven Belgium: Peeters Publishers, p. 231-241 11 p. (Babesch Supplements; no. 26).

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Child, infant and foetal burials of the Late Roman period at Ismant el-Kharab ancient Kellis, Dakhleh Oasis

Bowen, G. E. & Nenna, M. D. (ed.), 2012, p. 351 - 372. 22 p.

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Coins as tools for dating the foundation of the large east church at Kellis: Problems and a possible solution

Bowen, G. E., 2012, The Oasis Paper 6: Proceedings of the Sixth International conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project. Bagnall, R. S., Davoli, P. & Hope, C. A. (eds.). Oxford UK: Oxbow Books, p. 417 - 428 12 p.

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