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The monastery of El-Azab


Deir Azab.
Known with the monastery of Saint Abram and Saint Virgin Mary.
El-Azab Monastery is located 6 Km south of Medinet El-Fayoum. It is considered one of the most important monasteries in the Fayoum because it is the burial place of Anba Abram, the favorite bishop of Fayoum and Giza from 1882 to 1914. This monastery was built in the 12th century by Peter, the bishop of the Fayoum. Very little of the 12th century original building is still remaining in the church of saint virgin, while everything looks modern

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