The Armenian graffito from the southern church of shivta

Yana Tchekhanovets, Yotam Tepper, Guy Bar-Oz

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The brief report is dedicated to a fragmentary Armenian graffito, recently discovered in the apse of the Byzantine Southern Church of Shivta, in the Negev desert. The location of the graffito and its paleographic analysis allows to date it to the 9th-11th centuries, already after the abandonment of the site, and testifies to the continuous tradition of Christian pilgrimage, connecting Palestine with the sanctuaries of the Sinai.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-454
Number of pages9
JournalRevue Biblique
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Archaeology


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