The trip to Egypt is possibility to behold legendary church Aba Gur
If the trip to Egypt is necessary to you, look at the Plain of Nile. In 4 kilometres to the South from El Minya Road conducting to Beni Hasan Al-Savadakh occupied mainly by Copts passes by the village. The sign written in English, invites guests in church in Egypt – Aba Gur. Is unreal not to behold the modern church building facing a tunnel, conducting to the shrine cut in a grief with the same name. Aba Gur, the descendant of the smith who was born in 310 g and at the birth Bagura which has received a name, at the age of 20 years became the eremite and a year later has lodged in the thrown temple constructed at Ptolemeyakh. Its firmness before tortures has convinced the Roman deputy operating the city of Pelusy, to accept Christianity. If to visit church during service, behind an iconostasis it is possible to behold relics sacred, wrapped in a shroud and shrouded in clubs of fragrant kureniye. On July 6, in day of memory of Aba of Gur, crowd of pilgrims pitch the tents on a cemetery near Al-Savadakh. And the closest hotels of Egypt are always full at this time visitors.
Ancient traditions of Egypt are still live today. Zaviyet-el-Sultan cemetery
Bolshushchey a cemetery known as for Zaviyet-el-Sultan (according to the name of the adjoining village), or Zaviyet-el-Mayitin (The edge dead), consists of several thousand crypts with the domes grouped in religious accessory of owners. Over Coptic graves the whole wood of crosses rises. Locals can show you how to take place to Hosh-al-Basha – to a severe construction in Muslim sector of a cemetery. Behind the inlaid door there is Hody Shaaravi tomb – feminists of the beginning of the XX century It, despite a strict ban which were established by religion of Old Egypt, supported release of ladies and the 1st has dared to seem without a yashmak in a public place – at the station Ramses in Cairo. By tradition of Egypt locals visit graves of own ancestors in days of a full moon of months шавваль, раджаб and zul-hidzha.
Monuments of Old Egypt: Geben’s complex
Having passed Zaviyet-el-Sultan, the road goes through Kom-el-Akhmar (A red hillock) – an archaeological complex to Geben, Antilopyego’s old capital of Nome (once a day, 9:00-17:00 is open; entrance free). The name to Geben occurs from the Ancient Egyptian word hbn meaning «to kill by means of a knife», and is connected with the myth how the Chorus has revenged the Set, the murderer of own father. Monuments of Old Egypt are numerous, but most interesting of them and entering into this complex, the dilapidated pyramid of the III dynasty is. It was never used in the funeral purposes unlike the next tomb relating to an era of the New kingdom in what there is a damaged statue local governor Nefershera. The ensemble there is no time crowned the Hellenistic temple to which the ladder conducted; to the right of it now it is possible to behold a laying slice with the image of the face of the unknown queen from a dynasty Ptolemeev.
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