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The Necropolis of Al-Bagawat -One of the World's Oldest Christian Cemetary

The Necropolis of Al-Bagawat
One of the World's Oldest Christian Cemetary. Western Desert/Kharga Oasis/The Necropolis of Al-Bagawat The Necropolis of Al-Bagawat is one of the oldest Christian cemeteries in the world. While most of the tombs are unadorned mud-brick crypts, a few have well preserved biblical scenes etched on the walls.

On site guides are more than willing to take you to see paintings of Moses, Jesus and Abraham and other colorful tombs for a tip.

Ticket Price(s):
Regular: 30 EGP
Student: 15 EGP

Eight million dog mummies found in Saqqara

During routine excavations at the dog catacomb in Saqqara necropolis, an excavation team led by Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo (AUC), and an international team of researchers led by Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University have uncovered almost 8 million animal mummies at the burial site. Studies on their bones revealed that those dogs are from different breeds but not accurately identified yet.
“We are recording the animal bones and the mummification techniques used to prepare the animals,” Ikram said.

Studies on the mummies, Ikram explains, revealed that some of them were old while the majority were buried hours after their birth. She said that the mummified animals were not limited to canines but there are cat and mongoose remains in the deposit.

“We are trying to understand how this fits religiously with the cult of Anubis, to whom the catacomb is dedicated,” she added.
Ikram also told National Geographic, which is financing…

Egypt Trip with a special tour to biblical places

Throughout history, travel was a way God led his people from where they were to a place of blessing. For the Christian, sacred sites and destinations remain as integral to faith as ever. Religious travel offers wonderful benefits. While enjoying a wonderful holiday, you will see first hand how culture, history and the heritage of your faith interact in life today. You may even discover that it supports other ministries you may be involved in, growing your faith in a personal, enriching way.

This Egypt Trip to Egypt's Famous Historical sites and Christian Heritage places present here a list of tours designed to highlight the Lands of the pharaohs , escorted by qualified Tour guide who understand your faith and will bring to life the people, places and stories that transformed the world forever.