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Deir El-Ahmar Deir El-Ahmar
Photo by Victor Kondos
© 2009 Your Egypt
Interior of a church in the monastery

It's name means called "The Red Monastery." It is 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) north of the White Monastery. Few things remain from the original construction which is dated back to the 4th century. The monastery is also named after Coptic Saint Bishai who repented after living a corrupted life.

The name of the monastery (red) is driven from the color of the bricks used in its building. The monastery has several churches. The main church has interesting frescosWhat does it mean?, albeit dimmed, and many ancient icons.

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