The Necropolis of El-Bagawat lies behind the Temple of Hibis in El Kharga Oasis. Built of mud brick, the cemetery comprises more than 260 tombs that resemble small churches from the Christian era. The oldest tomb dates back to the 3rd century and the latest to the 7th century. In the middle of the cemetery, there is one of the oldest churches in Egypt that dates back to the 11th century AD. During the 5th century, Bishop Nestorius was exiled to Bagawat for having claimed that only one of Jesus' natures had suffered on the cross; namely the earthly nature, rather than the divine.
Temple of Hibis
About 2 km from the city of EL-Kharga lies the well-preserved Temple of Hibis in an ancient city with the same name. It is by far the largest and finest of temples from Egypt’s 200 years under Persian rulers. Dating back to the 27th Dynasty and erected by King Darius I, under the Persian Rule, the