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Church of the Virgin

In Deir Al Muharraq in Asyut

The world’s first Christian church built on the cave in which the Holy Family spent six months and ten days is definitely a place you must visit; it was built around 60 AD!

Located in Deir Al Muharraq, near Asyut, in the Nile Valley, it contains many artefacts brought from Ethiopian churches; the church was rebuilt in either the 12th or 13th century and the architecture is quite interesting to observe.

The monks have been living around this spot since the 4th century and their lives have changed little since.
Please dress conservatively and remove your shoes when you enter the church.

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

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