Dayr Al-‘Asal (Minyat Bani Khasib)

DAYR AL-‘ASAL (Minyat Bani Khasib) This monastery, which ancient authors spoke of, seems to have disappeared. Yaqut (1866-1873, Vol. 2, p. 681) described it as very well situated and populated by numerous monks. Ibn Duqmaq (1893, p. 16) mentioned it with Abyuhah 9 miles (15 km) to the south of Minya. ABU SALIH THE ARMENIAN …

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