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Artefact ID694
TM IDTM 102981
Findspot (DEChriM ID)15   (al-Baǧawāt)
Writing mediumGraffito
Text contentSubliterary

I.Oasis p. 65 no. 5; SEG XXXVIII 1701: Paulinian quote

North wall of the Chapel. Graffito carefully centered in a niche under the arch of the vault, below and at equal distance from the two openings. It reproduces, without any fault, in a large and round hand, Paul's apostrophe to the Romans: "If God is with us, who can be against us?" (Rom. 8, 31).

There were crosses over the two triangular niches on the west wall that are now destroyed (Fakhry 1951: 140 and pl. XLII, 107 B).

Selection criteriaBiblical quote or paraphrase, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers
Date from300
Date to499
Dating criteria

Palaeography and archaeological context

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

North wall of Chapel 107, opening East (type 6: original Chapel was of the old square domed type 4 in front of which was added another simple chamber as a court; see Fakhry 1951: 21).

Accession number

Al-Baǧawāt, in situ (Chapel no. 107 / Roquet, Ghica no. 9.01)


Editio princeps

• Wagner, Guy. 1987. Les oasis d'Égypte à l'époque grecque, romaine et byzantine d'après les documents grecs. Le Caire: Ifao, 65, no. 5.

Additional bibliography

• Fakhry, Ahmed. 1951. The Necropolis of El-Bagawat in Kharga Oasis. Cairo: Government press: 140, no. 107 (and pl. XLII, 107 A).

• Pleket, H.W. and Stroud, R.S. 1988. “SEG 38-1697-1725. Khargeh Oasis (Bagawat). Inscriptions, graffiti, funerary stelai.” In Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Current editors: A. T. E. N. Chaniotis Corsten Stavrianopolou Papazarkadas. Consulted online (2021).

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 694", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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