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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum OasisEssays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause$
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Gawdat Gabra

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9789774248924

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001

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The Christian Monuments of Tebtunis

The Christian Monuments of Tebtunis

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(p.119) 11 The Christian Monuments of Tebtunis
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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis
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Gawdat Gabra

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0011

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

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