The late antique papyri concerning baths and bathing habits are arranged chronologically, each papyrus having a code starting with P. The ostraca are grouped separately, each entry starting with an O-code. For each papyrus, the following information is presented: Ref. Reference to the
little changed in Late Antiquity. If one considers the collective immersion pools as the most characteristic element, especially in comparison to the Greek-style baths (however, see the remarks by Monica Trümper presented in chapter 1), one will conclude that late antique baths had turned towards a more
to life by bringing together human and non-human actors, objects and people. Undoubtedly, when projected or reconstituted in such a way, the past can have a healing effect on the present.
Regarding the cultural significance of the film’s staging of memory-infused objects, one needs to consider that
Thanks to the familiarity of the play’s origin story, theatrical spectacle presenting a “truly oriental” wonderland of scenery and special effects, and an affecting cast, the reviewer concluded, “[t]he Managers having thus got possession of the Wonderful Lamp , it will probably be productive to them of
chapter commenced. By including the second half of the 7th c., we could (theoretically) observe how the Roman-style baths in North Africa and the Middle East ‘survived’ the first decades of Muslim rule. The further development of bathing habits under Early Islam will only be presented as an ‘epilogue’, as
The pearl brings feeling, thought, lived experience, and memory together
and, as such, it helps to put the past and present into dialogue within the u . a . e . today. A pearl’s value also lies in its ability to be traded away. Therefore, a pearl epitomizes Daniel Miller
Louvre Abu Dhabi, the exhibition “allow[ed] the international public to cultivate a better-informed view of the present-day realities of a region of crucial global importance.”
Moreover, as Islamic scholar Jacques Berque points out, it revealed the “symbolic quality of the Arab East, which is
-cultural documents, with the scribes in this case being the women of the tribes. As such, al-Sadu is significant not only for textile studies but also for material, regional, and gender studies at large.
Al-Sadu Weaving from Past to Present
Traditional al-Sadu is a nomadic weaving used for tent
never outside us; it is this search for the other in us and us in the other that renders art-historical undertakings, regardless of localities, global.”
Retrospective narrative, then, is no small challenge. The lived present is instantly gone, but the physical evidence of the past remains
traveler; and a scanty supply of rain is collected for its use in cisterns and aqueducts. But the high lands that border on the Indian Ocean are distinguished by their superior plenty; wood and water freely present themselves; the air is more temperate; the fruits more delicious; the animals and the human