Red Monastery in Egypt

The Red Monastery (Deir al-Ahmar, Deir Anba Bishoi or Bishai) near Sohag is one of the most famous Christian monasteries in Egypt. It is located in a small village, the area north and west of the monastery is mostly covered in ruins.

The monastery is dedicated to Saint Pshoi (Bishoi in Arabic). He was a contemporary of Apa Pjol, the founder of the famous White Monastery in Egypt. Probably St. Pshoi founded this monastery as well.

You can take a look inside this magnificent building and see with your own eyes majestic columns and beautiful murals.

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