The most popular destination of Egypt is the Abu Mena, which is a Christian Pilgrimage center and an old monastery intricate. The 11th century’s geologist Al-Bakri and other visitors of medieval period described the Abu Mena in very fascinating language of complex erected of marbles and ornamented with stunning statues and mosaics. The remnants were found by Cark Kaufmann, a German archaeologist, in 1905, to the southwest of Alexandria in the Mariut Desert. The excavation have discovered baths, a baptistery, basilicas, workshops, and a church that was built on the 3rd century’s Christian martyr Menas’ shrine.
During the medieval period, in the east of Egypt both, Abu Mena and St. Mena, sites were the pilgrimage sites of the Christians and largest Coptic town. This site is also known as “the Vineyard of St. Menas” that has [...]