DAYR TASA

Today the name of a Coptic village on the of the on the edge of the desert, south of ABNUB and opposite ABU TIJ. The and ancient have been preserved.

No ancient author mentions it. S. CLARKE in 1912 noted the and its titular, the Michael, in his list of the Coptic churches (1912, p. 217, no. 21). This church is an attractive modern four-column building probably of the late eighteenth century, with walled-up columns and stuccoed capitals.

A little farther to the north some quarries fitted up as cells and containing and a niche are noted by G. Lefebvre (1908, p. 161).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Clark, S. Christian Antiquities in the Valley. London, 1912. Lefebvre, G. “Note sur Khawaled.” Annales du Service des de l’Egypte 9 (1908): 161.

RENÉ-GEORGES COQUIN

MAURICE MARTIN, S.J.