December 11, 2018
Coptic Magical Papyri
The Coptic Magical Papyri: Vernacular Religion in Late Roman and Early Islamic Egypt is a five-year research project (2018-2023) based at the Chair of Egyptology of the Julius Maximilian University Würzburg. The aim is to put all known magical texts from Egypt online in a searchable database, and eventually intended to serve as the go-to resource for the corpus of magical texts known from Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic Egypt. We’ll be keeping a watchful eye on this project.