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The Christian Monuments of Tebtunis

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9789774248924
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970443 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0011
The Christian Monuments of Tebtunis

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This chapter aims to present a general review of the results of excavations conducted in the Byzantine/Arabic sector of the ancient site of Tebtunis located in the south of the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It examines the economic and religious function of this site through analysis of excavated archaeological materials and describes some of the Christian monuments found in Tebtunis. The analyses are based on the reports published by the excavators of the first Italian mission and the reports of the current joint Italian and French mission.

Keywords: Tebtunis; archaeological sites; Fayoum Oasis; Egypt; Christian monuments

Chapter.  4254 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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