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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 Early Christian Churches of Tebtunis Discovered by the Italian Mission in 1930–1933

The Early Christian Churches of Tebtunis Discovered by the Italian Mission in 1930–1933

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(p.197) 17 The Early Christian Churches of Tebtunis Discovered by the Italian Mission in 1930–1933
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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/9789774248924.003.0017

This chapter examines the early Christian churches discovered at the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt between 1930 and 1933 by an Italian mission directed by Carlo Anti and later by Gilberto Bagnani. All the three churches at Tebtunis are provincial in character with a rather meagre articulation of the central naves. This chapter provides relevant photographs and the floor plan of the church made based on the visible features of the excavation.

Keywords:   Christian churches, Tebtunis, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, Carlo Anti, Gilberto Bagnani

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