Necropolis of Bagawat

This "City of the Dead" built into the hillside north of Kharga provides a remarkable insight into Egyptian Christianity in the 4C-10C. The huge necropolis, where persecuted Christians sought refuge, includes 260funerary chapels built from unfired bricks. Some of the chapels have retained their fine painted decors, such as theChapel of Peace (n° 80) andChapel of the Exodus (n° 30), the oldest, whose frescoes depict scenes from the Old Testament.

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Khârga

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