Alexandria Area on the Mediterranean Sea - St Bishoy Monastery
From Aswan we flew back to Cairo where some of our group went home, and the rest of us went on to Alexandria by bus. On the way we stopped at the site of the first monastery to be established in the world. It is located at Wadi El-Natron and is now affiliated with the Coptic Christian Orthodox Church of Egypt.
St. Bishoy Monastery holds the relics of St Bishoy and St Paul of Tammah along with some other saints. It is believed that St Bishoy''s body remains "incorrupt."