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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 Medieval Coptic Cemetery at Naqlun

The Medieval Coptic Cemetery at Naqlun

(p.173) 15 The Medieval Coptic Cemetery at Naqlun
Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Gawdat Gabra

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter examines the medieval Coptic cemetery discovered at the Naqlun archaeological site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. A total of 373 burials were uncovered which include men, women, and children from a local Coptic community. However, none of the burials show any feature that could connect them with the monastic community and only two graves could be identified as belonging to members of the clergy. This chapter provides the site plan and photographs of the cemetery.

Keywords:   Coptic cemetery, Naqlun, archaeological site, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, monastic community

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