White Monastery

White Monastery

White Monastery is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located near the city of Sohag, Egypt. It was founded by Saint Pigol, the maternal uncle of Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite in 442 AD and later became renowned after Shenouda succeeded his uncle as abbot for the monastery. The monastery underwent many restorations during its long history and derived its name from the color of the white limestone of its outside walls.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Sohag Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 5th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

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