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E07051: Coptic account of *Eudoxia (fictive sister of Constantine, S02742) and her mission to discover the tomb of Christ following the accession of Constantine, mentioning the help of *Michael (the Archangel, S00181), possibly from the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist near Abydos (Upper Egypt); written most likely in the 7th century. Skeleton entry

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Evidence ID

E07051

Saint Name

Michael, the Archangel : S00181 Eudoxia, fictive sister of Constantine I : S02742

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Other saint-related texts

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

900

Activity not before

306

Activity not after

337

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Abydos

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Abydos Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Composing and translating saint-related texts

Source

The papyrus codex kept at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Museo Egizio di Torino, Cat. 63.000, Cod. Ib, glasses 10v–41r.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Orlandi, T., Pearson, B.A., and Drake, H.A., Eudoxia and the Holy Sepulchre: A Constantinian Legend in Coptic (Testi e documenti per lo studio dell’antichita 67; Milan, 1980).

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