Monastery of Saint Anthony

Monastery of Saint Anthony

The Monastery of Saint Anthony, also Deir Mar Antonios, is a Coptic Orthodox monastery standing in an oasis in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. It is dating back to the 4th century AD and considered one of the oldest monasteries in the world.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Red Sea Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The monasteries of the Arab Desert and Wadi Natrun

Date of Submission: 2003

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