Lake Maryut


BAHIJ A small village inhabited solely by bedouins, with a weekly market. It is located west of Alexandria (the last railway station before Burj al-‘Arab) on the south shore of Lake Maryut. The mounds of debris north of Bahij (Kom Bahij) contain ceramics of the Late Period. Possibly this is to be identified with the …

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Dayr Matra

DAYR MATRA When the patriarch BENJAMIN I returned to Alexandria in 644 from his exile in Upper Egypt, he chose as the episcopal residence the monastery of Matra, because it was the only one in the region of Alexandria whose monks had resisted the pressure of the emperor Heraclius to accept the dogma of CHALCEDON …

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