Red Monastery

Red Monastery

Red Monastery is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located near the city of Sohag, Egypt. It is thought to have been built in the 4th century AD by an Egyptian saint called Pishay. The monastery, which derived its name from the color of red bricks of its outside walls, is considered one of the most famous Christian monasteries in Egypt.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Sohag Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

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