Necropolis of Al-Bagawat
Necropolis of Al-Bagawat
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bobinathens
Nokomis, FL1,381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Couples
Hundreds of mud-brick tombs of early Christians sit atop an earlier Egyptian necropolis. Well-preserved, It's among the very earliest Christian cemeteries anywhere. I'm a cultural anthropologist so was very interested in the interplay between Egyptian themes and Christian themes in the many colorful murals. The Chapel of the Exodus has great images of Moses and the journey out of Egypt. This is a great site for just wandering. When we were there in April, 2011, a very personable and knowledgeable young man popped up to show us around and guided us to some wonderful paintings.
Written September 27, 2011
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hzorkany
Cairo, Egypt119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Business
We visited the place with English speaking guide as we were accompanying Her Excellency the Ambassador of Czech Republic to Egypt. It was my first time to know that we have such tombs in this area and we enjoyed the tour very much.
Written April 26, 2018
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Steven W
Cairo, Egypt227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016
Bagawat now has one of the oldest churches in existence here in this necropolis. A chapel that was built around 350 BC and was used for services during the week and for burial "celebrations" for the Christians at the Oasis.

There are two tombs with early Christian paintings modeled after the Ancient Egyptian tomb paintings. One of them have excellent period paintings of the Exodus and other Bible stories on the walls.

Many tombs but only 3-4 of them with the paintings and the chapel/church all make this worth the trip!
Written September 19, 2016
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Hussam S
Cairo, Egypt493 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Not Bad + temporarily Closed now can see from outside + can go using local Mini Bus: fixed Price = 2 EGP line (Shoa'la - Al-Zohoor) until terminal then Walk about 1-2 km
Written July 13, 2020
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Sean C
Beijing, China38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
This is an interesting site and a local informed guide makes the visit more interesting for the visitor. Some of the frescos are still recognisable and portray Moses and the flight from Egypt. Generally you will have the complete site to yourself
Written February 4, 2019
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lkrause8
Los Angeles, CA77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
A very interesting stop in Kharga and there were a few gorgeous painted tombs and churches. It's definitely worth the stop if you're here!
Written October 22, 2017
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Micro M
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Worth visiting. It has lots of ancient churches with very old paintings on the ceiling and intersting design and architecture.
Written September 16, 2016
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