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Artefact ID713
TM IDTM 34139
Findspot (DEChriM ID)15   (al-Baǧawāt)
Writing mediumGraffito
Text contentSubliterary

I.Oasis p. 66 no. 7; SB XX 14853; SEG XXXVIII 1703: Visitor's inscription.

Centred in the top of a niche, the same Kyros as in I.Oasis p. 64 no. 3 left this other inscription where we learn that he is from the nearby Hibis (ʿAyn al-Ṭurba) and that his father, Athanasios, is now dead. "Son" is abbreviated as if a nomen sacrum (υυ with supralinear stroke). See also I.Gebel Teir, p. 15 no. I, 6  and I.Gebel Teir p. 19 no. I, 16.

Selection criteriaMention of Christian individuals/communities, Nomina sacra, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers
Date from350
Date to499
Dating criteria

Palaeography and dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Chapel 65, one of the oldest square domed type (type 4), opening west. All walls are whitewashed over a fine layer of mud but the dome is left without plaster.

Accession number

Al-Baǧawāt, in situ (Chapel no. 65 / Roquet, Ghica no. 12.04).


Editio princeps

• Wagner, Guy. 1987. Les oasis d'Égypte à l'époque grecque, romaine et byzantine d'après les documents grecs. Le Caire: Ifao, 66, no. 7.

Additional bibliography

• Fakhry, Ahmed. 1951. The Necropolis of El-Bagawat in Kharga Oasis. Cairo: Government press, no. 129 and pl. XXXV B.

• 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 713", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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