Al-Bagawat

Al-Bagawat

Al-Bagawat is an ancient Christian cemetery, one of the oldest in the world, which functioned at the Kharga Oasis in southern-central Egypt from the 3rd to the 7th century AD. It is one of the earliest and best preserved Christian cemeteries from the ancient world.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: New Valley Governorate

Category: Tombs and Necropolises

Site History: 3rd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Kharga Oasis and the Small Southern Oases

Date of Submission: 2015

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