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We visited the place with English speaking guide as we were accompanying Her Excellency the Ambassador of Czech Republic to Egypt. It was my first time to know that we have such tombs in this area and we enjoyed the tour very much.
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...More
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...More