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At the foot of the great Christian necropolis of Minya in Sawada on the East bank of the Nile is the church of St. Apa Hor, a third century martyr. Built within a Ptolemaic temple and like the one at Gabal al-Tayr, the Church of Apa Hor is cut into the rock. One enters the nave through a narrow tunnel, which has empty tombs on both sides. To the left inside the Church is a well, local monks use it as a water source.
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