Dayr Al-Shuhada’ (Akhmim)

DAYR AL-SHUHADA’ (Akhmim) History The Monastery of the Martyrs is situated on a slight elevation in the desert, about half a mile north of al-Hawawish, which is itself about 4 miles (6 km) east of Akhmim. It is neighbor to two other monasteries, DAYR AL-MALAK MIKHA’IL and DAYR AL-‘ADHRA’ (Monastery of the Virgin). Several travelers …

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