Vivian A. Laughlin

Vivian A. Laughlin
Case Western Reserve University | CWRU · Department of Religious Studies

Ph.D. Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology

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Introduction
#ANEEArchaeologist and #Anthropologist⚒🏛🏺||Andrew W. Mellon-HILLS (2021-2022) & Fulbright (2019-2021)|| Copyright ©2016-2022 ||She/Her/Dr.||My opinions|| #Isis #Serapis 🧿
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September 2019 - July 2021
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (8)
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This poster will present an interpretive historical overview of the Hellenistic-Egyptian Serapis Cult by reviewing its origins within the context of the Egyptian Ptolemaic Dynasty and how the exhibition of this cult was a key factor for displaying the political prowess of Ptolemy I Soter, as well as its importance for trade through the Mediterranea...
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After supporting Marc Antony in the Battle of Actium (31 B.C.), King Herod, fearful of losing his power, went to Rome, apologized to Augustus and assured him that he was his biggest supporter. Augustus, giving Herod an opportunity to redeem himself, allowed him to return to Judea as King of the Jews. In an effort for Herod to express his continued...
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The 1st - 3rd centuries were a critical time for developing many religiosities, including the Serapis Cult. Serapis was known and practiced from the Far East through the Levant, Asia, Greece and Rome. Sarapis, originating in Egypt, found its way to Rome and became one of the largest cults in the ancient world. This research explores the presence of...
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Ancient Romans structured a man-made empire out of architectural structures. But, has building these structures had an impact on the Earth’s eco-systems? This research exhibits that stratigraphy is a material paradigm of the Anthropocene, displaying its importance in archaeology while displaying that stratigraphically, layers helps unearth a visual...
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Previous studies focus primarily on Greek influences in Rome. Egyptian artifacts are known as culturally exotic, but not correlated as influential by the Graeco-Egyptian Sarapis cult. This research utilizes history, architecture, and field analysis of archaeological remains within Roman Imperial Villas in Italy that exhibit basic to complex influen...
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From researching and gathering data from ancient, medieval, and modern/contemporary Islamic history, this article will explain who and what the jinn are and show how they function in traditional and/or contemporary Islamic cosmology and religiosity. This will be done by (a) providing a brief overview of the origin of jinn to discover who and what t...
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This paper is a brief comparison piece that focuses on Buddhism and Christianity. It begins with a brief overview of of Buddhism and Buddha. Because a Christian readership is assumed, the same will not be done for Christianity, as it pertains to the life of Jesus. Then we will look at the central figures of Buddhism and Christianity (i.e., Buddha a...