As acts of old Egypt have affected today’s Egypt
Copts believe that the Sacred Family, like Christians of later time, took cover in caves ДИРУНКИ located in 12 kilometres from Asyut. In their opinion there were printsipny acts of old Egypt. From the cave dwelling of eremites Virgin Mary’s monastery (known also as Deyr-el-Adra, or the Santa Maria) has turned into something reminding strengthened military camp, – evil tongues say that if happened awful, the monastery would become a good shelter for all Coptic population of Asyut. The number of the pilgrims who are flowing down here on маулид of the Sacred maiden (on August 15-30) testifies to popularity of a monastery bolshushchy, reaching one million people. On this occasion round spacious cave church by tradition of old Egypt icons which in the rest of the time are stored inside are exposed. Coptic altars are turned to the East not only because directly again the Christ from there should be, well and consequently that God – is "sun" of their religion.
The best excursions in Egypt: Virgin Mary’s monastery
Pilgrims are photographed against the huge image of the Mother of God or the green plain on which the fine view from a monastery terrace reveals. Under a terrace there is a Coptic village where nuns have opened a charitable drugstore. In total in a monastery there live about fifty nuns and monks. You can behold their life, having chosen the best excursions in Egypt. Because the police often insists on support of tourists and not always approves trips on the minibus from Asyut (50-75 piastres), it is best of all to reach here by a personal taxi (30 pounds for a trip there and back with hour expectation). It also will liberate you from quite painful pyatnadtsatiminutny lifting uphill from the road and your trip to Egypt does not deliver efforts. If you do not wish to ask the taxi driver who has brought you here to wait, back you can return on the minibus which stops on the highway on demand. On the way to Dirunka you will see a train of the desert hills covered with tombs of Ancient Egyptian grandees (are usually closed, visit can be according to the preliminary arrangement with tourist service). And if you go by a taxi in Egypt, can and will stop. These tombs, in the majority relating to an era of the Average kingdom, in fact are the unique source of our knowledge of events of the First transition period (2160-2050). In a tomb of Dzhefakhapi of I the texts entering into number of most starenky of legal documents which have reached our time (these texts неотклонимы for research have been found in university courses of Egyptology). Hundred parts motivny стел and figurines occur from a tomb of Dzhefakhapi of III which remained a popular place of a cult still long time after death of its carrier, – a unique case in the Ancient Egyptian history, Egypt which has filled up mystery of history.
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