FORTY-NINE MARTYRS OF SCETIS

Scetis

SCETIS A name that historically designated the area of monastic settlement extending about 19 miles (30 km) through the shallow valley known in the medieval period as Wad Habb, now called Wad al-Natrun, which runs southeast to northwest through the Western or Libyan Desert, about 40 miles (65 km) southwest of the Nile Delta. In …

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Tmuis

TMUIS A city in the Eastern Delta, now known as Tall ‘Abd al-Salam. It lies southwest of the village of Timay in the province of Daqahliyyah approximately 12 miles (19 km) southeast of al- MANSURAH. Tmuis was one of the first Christian cities of Egypt. Ammonius was bishop of Tmuis before the middle of the …

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Bilbeis

BILBEIS A city in the province of Sharqiyyah located at the junction of the Eastern Desert and the Delta about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Cairo. Though Bilbeis is seldom mentioned in Greek and Latin sources from the Roman-Byzantine era, it is apparent that the city existed prior to the ARAB CONQUEST OF EGYPT …

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Al-Batanun

AL-BATANUN A city located some 10 miles (16 km) south of Tanta in the province of al-Minufiyyah. It was known in Coptic times as Pathanon. Al-Batanun was the birthplace of Patriarch SHENUTE I (858- 880) and the place to which the remains of the FORTY-NINE MARTYRS of Scetis were brought for a time after having …

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