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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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Excavating the Ancient Monastery at Naqlun

Excavating the Ancient Monastery at Naqlun

(p.155) 14 Excavating the Ancient Monastery at Naqlun
Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Gawdat Gabra

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter examines the excavation at the monastery of the archaeological site of Naqlun in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. The monastery's oldest period dates back to the second half of the fifth century and this dating was confirmed by the architecture of the hermitages and the architectural elements found on the kom. This chapter describes the monastery called Nekloni and the five hermitages identified in the hills around the monastery.

Keywords:   ancient monastery, Naqlun, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, hermitages, architectural elements, Nekloni

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