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Minya Travel Guide

Explore Minya




City of the Dead: The City of the Dead, or known also Zawiyet el-Mayyiteen. It has been called the World's largest burial ground. The City of the Dead is a short taxi ride out of Minya centre.

Monastery of the Virgin: The monastery of the Virgin, situated on the eastern side of the Nile from Minya, and a 30 minutes drive in northern direction, is no longer inhabited. The travellers or tourists to the place in the 18th century described it as poor place where monks lived together with normal families, and where all inhabitants were naked. Today it is mainly a small church where much of the interior is cut directly into the rock. Pillars form a tiny squared court in front of the typical sacred platform where a curtain keeps the most sacred items off hands to non clergy. But you can see it all through the peep hole.

City of the Dead
City of the Dead
Monastery of the Virgin
Monastery of the Virgin






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