Excavating the Ancient Monastery at Naqlun

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:
Excavating the Ancient Monastery at Naqlun

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This chapter examines the excavation at the monastery of the archaeological site of Naqlun in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. The monastery's oldest period dates back to the second half of the fifth century and this dating was confirmed by the architecture of the hermitages and the architectural elements found on the kom. This chapter describes the monastery called Nekloni and the five hermitages identified in the hills around the monastery.

Keywords: ancient monastery; Naqlun; Fayoum Oasis; Egypt; hermitages; architectural elements; Nekloni

Chapter.  4783 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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