G. Lefebvre

Jabal Al-Silsilah

JABAL AL-SILSILAH Mountain of the chain, so-called because the Nile at this place presents a narrow defile and was formally closed, it is said, by a chain, site of the ruins of a Coptic monastery. A Roman and Christian cemetery is situated between the ruins of the Coptic monastery and the village of Faris. Greek …

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Dayr Tasa

DAYR TASA Today the name of a Coptic village on the right bank of the Nile on the edge of the desert, south of ABNUB and opposite ABU TIJ. The cemetery and ancient church have been preserved. No ancient author mentions it. S. CLARKE in 1912 noted the church and its titular, the archangel Michael, …

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