For Tekhna Highway passes between mountains where workers turn calcareous blocks into bordyurny stones, also the highway passes by a ladder from 166 steps, rising to the village of Gabel-el-Teyr standing on the mountain («The bird’s mountain») to which the road is at present laid. The settlement has become famous thanks to a monastery of the Blessed Maiden (in Arab – for Deyr-el-Adra). Once it was called «by Vorotny a monastery» in Egypt because of the elevating device – the unique means by means of which it was possible to get there while in the mountain have not cut down a ladder. Ordinary construction of the XIX century surrounds the church cut down in a grief based, in the general opinion, in 328 g with Elena, mother of governor Konstantin. The place is considered sacred: according to the legend, Sacred family three days took cover here in a tiny cave in what now there is the icon of the Mother of God esteemed as wonder-working. Identical legends are connected and with an icon St. martyr Damiana both Forty maidens and the kreshchensky font which has been cut out in one of church columns relating to an old era. Many people in Egypt visit this church within a year, but generally is only locals. And during the Assumption, a holiday which is marked out in 40 days after Coptic Easter, thousands pilgrims here are flown down, for which the trip to Egypt is worthy of it to visit this sacred place. During a holiday to church go not only minibuses from El Minya, well and any taxi in Egypt can deliver you there.
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