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Egeria (Aetheria)
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The Lady Egeria (also known as Aetheria) is the author of a personal pilgrimage account to the sacred sites (III) in the Near East that was discovered in 1884 by Gian F. Gamurrini in an 11th-century manuscript. The author's name can only be deduced from a letter written by Valerius of Bierzo (died 691), the various versions of which attest to several different forms of the name. Egeria came from the upper classes of Aquitania or Galicia and belonged to a circle of religious women to whom she sent t…

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Röwekamp, Georg, “Egeria (Aetheria)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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