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1. Bagawat Necropolis

2. Interiors of Bagawat

3. Temple of Hibis

4. Temple of Nadura

5. Qasr el-Ghweita

6. Qasr el-Zayan

7. Ain Umm Dabadib

8. Qasr el-Labeka

9. Ed-Deir

10. Modern oasis city


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Interiors of Bagawat

Bagawat Necropolis, Kharga Oasis, Egypt

The Chapel of Peace, with defaced images of Adam and Eve, the Ark, Abraham and Isaac.

Most of the interiors of the chapels of Bagawat were probably without much decorations. And among the ones which were decorated, the hardship of time has been cruel. the walls of the interior is decorated with biblical scenes. The best of these is the Chapel of the Exodus, showing scenes from the Jews and Moses escaping from Egyptian troops. In the finest, the figures have been defaced by Muslim fanatics decades ago.
Bagawat Necropolis, Kharga Oasis, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen