About ‘Egeria’: An observant pilgrim in the holy land
Lezing door Marlene Whiting
Deze lezing is in het Engels / This lecture is in English
Egeria was a woman who in the 380's AD made the arduous journey from her native Galicia (today in northwest Spain) to the Holy Land for the purpose of visiting the sites of the Bible. She wrote about her travels, and the sights, sounds, and smells she experienced, in a letter home. Lost from the Middle Ages until the late 19th century, Egeria's remarkable letter is the only first-hand account by a female pilgrim to have survived from the early centuries of the Christian Holy Land.
This presentation will talk about Egeria's place in an emerging sacred landscape of Late Antiquity, and how we came to know what we know - or think we know - about her today.