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Address: Kharga, Egypt

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EXCELLENT early Christian site

Bagawat now has one of the oldest churches in existence here in this necropolis. A chapel that was built around 350 BC and was used for services during the week and for burial... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Bagawat now has one of the oldest churches in existence here in this necropolis. A chapel that was built around 350 BC and was used for services during the week and for burial "celebrations" for the Christians at the Oasis. There are two tombs with early Christian paintings modeled after the Ancient Egyptian tomb paintings. One of them have excellent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Worth visiting. It has lots of ancient churches with very old paintings on the ceiling and intersting design and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

Hundreds of mud-brick tombs of early Christians sit atop an earlier Egyptian necropolis. Well-preserved, It's among the very earliest Christian cemeteries anywhere. I'm a cultural anthropologist so was very interested in the interplay between Egyptian themes and Christian themes in the many colorful murals. The Chapel of the Exodus has great images of Moses and the journey out of Egypt.... More 

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