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History of Coptic churches in el-minya

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    Beni Hassan
    Stop: 5 hours -
    The guide will take you from your hotel in el minya or the train station by private car to visit Church of St. Absheron It is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and it has stories that make thousands of citizens come to bless it, both for its history and its great story, or for the “healing well” which is a natural cure for many incurable diseases. Then the guide will take you to the next visit that is Virgin Mary Monastery Queen Helena ordered the building of a church in the same place where the Virgin and her son Christ rested in that place where they were hiding in a small cave for 3 days. So Queen Helena ordered that church be built then the guide will take you to the next visit which is Monastery of Saint Abahor The church is completely carved in the rock (it was a Roman temple and then turned into a church) The entrance is a basement carved in the rock up to the modern ways with an old well of water and there is a rectangular dish with a square space currently covered with a dome Two sculptures in the rock and the naval structure were from the Roman era and there are several voids in the tribal wall of the courtyard and were used as old tombs and another church was established for six Demiana with three structures in the upper floor with a separate entrance and staircase and the church has a number of icons and a few threads enjoy watching those icons then take a short break to have lunch in local restaurant. Then the guide will take you to the next visit, which is Monastery of Abu Fana It is considered the oldest monastery in Egypt before the Arab-Israeli invasion of Egypt Saint Abu Fana or Epiphanius lived in the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius the Great, in the second half of the fourth century AD Saint Pachomius, who lived between 286 and 346 AD, established the system of communion in collective monastic life, laying the origins of this type of monasticism. Included many parts of Upper Egypt Until the number of monasteries founded by nine monasteries and included 5000 monks except virgins. Then the guide will take you to the last visit, which is The Monastery of Abu Hanas The archaeological church is located in the southeastern part of the town and is estimated to be from the 6th century AD However, domes and vaults replaced its Ethiopian roof after the addition of the buildings of the shoulders on both sides of the walls Especially in the circular perimeter of the structure there are shoulders and crowns with plant motifs , Confirms that the age of the sixth century AD and on the altar of the naval structure there is a marble panel engraved with a Coptic text and the church some icons and manuscripts and outside the door there are some crowns of the oldest church of the sixth century AD In the nearby mountain there is another church carved in the rock closed door and need to visit the permit of antiquities, which is from the earliest age and decorated with ancient Frescat As there is outside the village of the sea side a large hill of sand is said that the Virgin Mary rested above him and there is a belief When they visit this hill called Kom Maria, the Lord gives them seed after that the guide will take you back to your hotel in el minya or the train station
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Departure Point
Beni Hassan, Al Minya Egypt
Departure Time
5:00 PM
  • lunch in local restaurant & mineral water
  • pick up & drop off
  • Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location
  • churches in visits
  • tipping (optional)
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  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
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