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Religious Tourism
Egypt is the "Cradle of the three divine religions", Islam, Christianity and Judaism. From the Sinai Mountains where Moses received the Table of Law and the Ten Commandments, passing by Coptic monasteries and in the footsteps of the Holy Family, to Islamic Cairo, museums and mosques scattered all around Egypt, religious sites are just outstanding and amazing.

Points of Interest
» The Jewish religion
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Ben Ezra Synagogue in old Cairo, Egypt's oldest and dates to the 9th Century.

» The Christian religion
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  • Wadi Natrun
    Egypt is regarded as the birthplace of Christian monasticism. St. Anthony from Upper Egypt is credited with being the first Christian monk, retreating into the desert in the latter part of the third century A.D. Wadi Natrun is not quite that old, but there has been a monastic presence here since the fourth century. A visit remains a trip back in time to the roots of the Christian faith.

  • Monasteries of St. Anthony & St. Paul
    Hidden in the barren hills of the Eastern Desert and dramatically set against backdrops of cliffs are what may be the world's two oldest monasteries. Black-robed monks welcome the few visitors who trouble to make it here to see the splendid ancient wall painting and murals.

  • The Holy Family in Egypt
    According to Scripture, the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus came from Bethlehem to Egypt to escape Herod's "massacre of the firstborn." They remained for roughly four years. What they did and went during that time, the Bible does not say, but Coptic traditions link a surprising number of sites with the visit.
» Islamic religion
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