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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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Early Christian Burials in the Fayoum

Early Christian Burials in the Fayoum

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(p.185) 16 Early Christian Burials in the Fayoum
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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/9789774248924.003.0016

This chapter examines the early Christian burials at the Fag al-Gamous cemetery in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. The most significant tomb found in the cemetery consists of large room, some four by three meters in size and approximately two meters from floor to ceiling. The overall consistency of the burial methods and patterns in the sandy portions of the cemetery is remarkable, especially taking into consideration the differences in detail that display individual tastes and a broad range of economic expenditures in funerary matters. This chapter provides relevant photographs and the assumed burial schema at Fag al-Gamous.

Keywords:   Christian burials, Fag al-Gamous, cemetery, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, tomb

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