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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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Tunics from Naqlun

Tunics from Naqlun

(p.133) 12 Tunics from Naqlun
Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Gawdat Gabra

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter examines the tunics found in the Naqlun archaeological site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. The tunics excavated from the burial ground at Naqlun can be classified into two general types according to the cut. The first is the so-called bag-shaped and the other is similar to the modern gallabiya. The tunics show clear evidence of wear and mechanical damage, except for those made specifically for burial.

Keywords:   tunics, Naqlun, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, burial ground, archaeological site, gallabiya

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