Ancient Christian Settlement Discovered in Egypt – Biblical Archaeology Society

By Nathan Steinmeyer

Marea, a Christian settlement built in Egypt shortly after the conquest of Alexander the Great, was 25 miles southwest of Alexandria. The newly discovered portions of the site date to the sixth century C.E., when Marea served as a waystation for Christian pilgrims traveling to Abu Mena, the location of the tomb of the martyr Menas of Alexandria.

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