Monastery of St. Simeon – Aswan, Egypt - Atlas Obscura

Monastery of St. Simeon

This 7th-century monastery was sacked by Saladin.  

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A short ferry or slightly longer car ride from Aswan lies the ruins of the Monastery of Saint Simeon, also known as the Anba Hatre Monastery. 

Constructed during the 7th-century, it is one of the oldest and best-preserved examples of a domed oblong church in Egypt. Nearby is the Monastery of St. Hedra, the Aga Khan Mausoleum, and the Tombs of the Nobles.  

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