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Medinet Habu, ruined village of Papa (1849 photo)

Ruins of the Coptic village at Medinet Habu (Du Camp, 1852, pl.53).

This image shows the remains of an early Christian, Coptic village at Medinet Habu, comprising a number of small rooms in houses built close together.  The town was built in the early centuries AD, then abandoned by the late 7th century.

Du Camp's caption reads: "Medinet Habou, ruins of the village of Papa.  Built of unfired bricks by Christians, around the palace at Medinet Habou; abandoned at the time when the Muselmans conquered Upper Egypt."


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