Architecture: Egypt (3rd–7th c. a.d.)The earliest churches in Egypt (4th c.) include → Antinoupolis (south church, five-aisled basilica), al-Marina (three-aisled basilica), → Faw Qibli I, and Ismant al-Gharab (Dakhla Oasis, southeast church). In all these churches the central nave is relatively narrow.
EGYPTI. Origins of Christianity—II. Liturgy—III. Archaeology. Ancient Egypt, in N-E Africa, extended along the Nile valley as far as the first cataract (Philae/Aswan), including part of the Libyan and Arabian deserts. The pharaohs of the middle kingdom, the Ptolemys and the Roman emperors pushed its