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A village south of and site of in 1914 carried out by Claudius Labib that brought to light a of the Ptolemaic and Byzantine period. Several STELAE were found, two of which mention a list similar to those of Saqqara or Bawit, and name the famous triad of these monasteries: Apollo, Anub, and Phib (see Munier, 1922, pp. 49-59).

In a nearby valley, two Greek inscriptions have been found on the walls of a cave and a tomb, which appear to reveal monastic occupation (Ahmad Kamal, 1902, pp. 32-35, and Lefebvre, 1907, p. 45, nos. 235, 236).


  • Ahmad Kamal. “Exploration dans la province de Siut.” Annales du Service des antiquites de l’Egypte 3 (1902): 32-35.
  • Lefebvre, G. Recueil des inscriptions grecques chrétiennes d’Egypte. Cairo, 1907.
  • Munier, H. “Les résultats épigraphiques des fouilles d’al-Qariah bil Dueir.” Annales du Service des antiquités de l’Egypte 22 (1922): 49-59.