Dayr Al-Rumi

DAYR AL-RUMI History On a rocky spur at the mouth of the Valley of the Queens, less than a mile west of the ancient town of Jeme (present-day MADINAT HABU), a tomb cut into the rock forms the kernel of this so-called dayr. It is the inhabitants of the region who gave it the name …

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Dayr Al-Shalwit

DAYR AL-SHALWIT About 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Armant is a small temple erected by the Roman emperors Hadrian and Antonius Pius in honor of the goddess Isis that is described by the local inhabitants under the name Dayr al-Shalwit. It was occupied by a Christian community, as is shown by numerous graffiti traced …

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