Nicola Aravecchia, PhD

Human Development, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage

Nicola Aravecchia, an Assistant Professor of Classics and of Art History and Archaeology, has conducted research into early Christian architecture in Egypt and early Egyptian monasticism. He is involved in archaeological projects in Dakhla Oasis, located in the Western Desert of Upper Egypt.



Goals & Impact

Investigate the earliest archaeological evidence of churches and Christian burial customs in 4th-century Egypt; understand the flourishing of early Christian communities in Egypt, especially in the oases of the Western Desert.