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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia$
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Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165610

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.001.0001

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The Beginnings of Christianity in Nubia

The Beginnings of Christianity in Nubia

(p.47) 6 The Beginnings of Christianity in Nubia
Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Siegfried G. Richter

American University in Cairo Press

The territory of Nubia extends over an area between the First Cataract in the north and the region of Khartoum in the south. The Red Sea marks the eastern border; the desert forms a natural boundary to the west. According to archaeological finds, some Christians started to build churches in the second half of the sixth century?the century from which the look of the land was determined more and more by Christian culture. It seems that the sixth century in Nubia is comparable to the end of the fourth century in Egypt and the Roman Empire as a whole, when Christianity became the dominant religion.

Keywords:   Christianity, Nubia, Siegfried G. Richter

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