Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite

Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite

The Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite, also Deir Anba Boula, is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located in the Eastern Desert, near the Red Sea mountains. The monastery is also known as the Monastery of the Tigers. The Monastery is dating back to the 5th century AD and it was founded over the cave where Saint Paul the Anchorite lived for eighty years.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Red Sea Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 5th 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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