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Monastery of Saint Pishoy

Monastery of Saint Pishoy

Monastery of Saint Pishoy is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located in Wadi El Natrun, Beheira Governorate, Egypt. It was founded by Saint Pishoy (Bishoy) in in the 4th century AD. The monastery has five churches and is surrounded by a wall, which was built in the 5th century to protect the monastery against the attacks by Berbers.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Beheira 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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