Khurus, the entrance to the southern altar room. Above the entrance are two equestrian saints; on the half-column, the Virgin enthroned -with Child (eighth century).

The Monastery of the Syrians (WADI AL-NATRUN)

The Monastery of the Syrians (WADI AL-NATRUN) The monastery of the MOTHER OF GOD OF THE SYRIANS, as it has become known, was established in the sixth century, as a double monastery of the Monastery of St. Pshoi. According to tradition, a certain Marutha from Tigrit (Takrit, in present-day Iraq) bought the monastery for his …

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