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Shrine of Sohag City, Egypt

From series “ Survived Artifacts of Early Christian Civilization”
Year: 5th century.

The Egyptian city of Sohag is considered to be a real Christian open-air museum. Numerous religious sites with a long history are situated there. This is a beautiful modern city with lively streets and spectacular architecture. Here, Christian shrines can be seen along with the majestic mosques. There are several monasteries and temples. The most famous monastery is Anba Beshoy and the church of St. Psoy situated on its territory.

Shrine of Sohag City, Egypt The exact history of the emergence of religious sites is unknown. Using the available manuscripts, researchers only found out that shrines were built in the 5th century. After more than 1 500 years, the old monastery has survived perfectly.  A series of unique Christian jewels were preserved in its walls. Visitors of the old monastery will be able to see the triple sanctuary with well-preserved altar ledges and niches, as well as to admire the luxurious finish of the church and paintings on walls.

Modern Sohag is a large industrial city with a population of over 130 000 people. This city is home to one of the country's largest Christian communities. The last few years, authorities are making a lot of efforts for the development of tourist infrastructure of the city. It began to attract many pilgrims. First-class hotels were opened there. Construction of the Archaeological Museum has begun in the city quite recently. There is a number of unique attractions in the vicinity of Sohag. Those include the world-famous Red and White monasteries with their ancient chapels and unique decorations. To the beginning - Church of Holy Sepulchre

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Apotheek: 'Dr. Maged El Kobra Pharmacy' in 0.14 km
Police station: 'Qesm Than Sohag' in 0.25 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'مطعم السلطان' in 0.21 km
Railway station: 'Sohag' in 1.25 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Luxor International Airport LXR - in 141 km
 »  Hurghada International Airport HRG - in 224 km
 »  Aswan International Airport ASW - in 301 km
 »  Marsa Alam Int Airport RMF - in 309 km
 »  Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport SSH - in 310 km
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Al Moudira Hotel

Located in 129 km from Shrine of Sohag City
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Tahrir Villa Luxor

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Tahrir Villa Luxor offers spacious accommodation with scenic views of Theban Hills. The villa features 4 bedrooms, a living room and a fully equipped … More: photo, rates and booking
Scorpion House

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West Bank Hotel

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All units are fitted with tiled floors. Each room features a satellite TV, a minibar and a balcony overlooking the mountains of Valley of the Queens. … More: photo, rates and booking

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