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Church of St. George in Asyut

The church is shrouded with antiquity and is a silent place.

In the compound of the Burnt Monastery (Deir Al Muharraq) is the Church of St. George, in Arabic Mar Gerges. This beautiful church was added to the Deir in 1880, and has some of the most impressive Byzantine style religious paintings in the region, including the famous paintings of the 12 apostles. It is believed that one of the icons of the Madonna and Child was actually painted by St. Luke himself.

The church is shrouded with antiquity and is a silent place. Make sure to dress modestly while visiting the Monastery and take your shoes off when you go into the churches.

From Cairo, you can get to Asyut by train (4/5 hour trip) or by a private taxi.

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