This article reports on the 2014 field season of the Beni Hassan in Late Antiquity Project. The project is the first of its kind to be carried out at Beni Hassan, Middle Egypt and aims to systematically document the architectural and epigraphic evidence for late antique monasticism (ca. 500 CE). This evidence derives from the monks' adaptive reuse of Pharaonic tomb, temple, and quarry spaces in the project's concession area, bounded on the north by the Beni Hassan necropolis and on the south by the wadi known as the Batn al-Baqara. The results of the project make a significant contribution to understanding regional patterns of monastic settlement in Byzantine Egypt.

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