Johann Georg

Dayr Al-Fakhuri

DAYR AL-FAKHURI History The “Monastery of the Potter” (it is not known whence this appellation comes) is situated on the edge of the desert, about 6 miles (9 km) north of Isna, near the ancient Asphynis (present-day Asfun al-Mata‘nah). The monastery also bears the name of “Matthew the Poor.” This personage, whose Life survives (or …

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Dayr Epiphanius

DAYR EPIPHANIUS A small semi-anchoritic community that existed around 580-640 on the “Holy Hill of Djeme” (Madinat Habu) in Western Thebes in Upper Egypt. The hermits who dwelled there had, like those in Kellia, Nitria, and Scetis, formed a laura around the cell of a Monophysite Coptic anchorite. In this case, it was Epiphanius who …

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Johann Georg

JOHANN GEORG Prince of Saxony (1869-1938). art historian and traveler. He was the son of Prince Georg and Maria of Portugal. He studied the history of art, national economy, and philosophy at Freiburg and Leipzig (1888-1891). Then, until 1918, he pursued a military career, becoming commander of a brigade. From the end of the nineteenth …

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Dayr Al-Muttinh

DAYR AL-NAQLUN or Dayr al-Malak Ghubriyal History By the middle of the third century, Christianity was well established in the oasis of the Fayyum. EUSEBIUS mentioned Bishop Nepos of the Fayyum, who in the first half of the third century was known for his millennial interpretation of the Scriptures. During the Diocletian persecution, Theophilus, Patricia, …

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Dayr Al-Majma‘

DAYR AL-MAJMA‘ History This monastery, now also called Dayr Mar Jirjis, is situated to the west of the village called al-Bahri Qamulah, southwest of NAQADAH, at the foot of the Libyan massif on the edge of the desert named Jabal al-Asas, between DAYR ABU LIFAH to the north and Dayr Mar Buqtur to the south. …

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Dayr Al-Madinah

DAYR AL-MADINAH History This small monastery is situated on the left bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor. The area around the dayr is known as West Thebes. The monastery was installed in the ruins of a small temple of the Ptolemaic period dedicated to the goddess Hathor. It was given its name, Monastery of the …

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