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Deir al-Kashef (Monastery of the Tax Collector)

Deir al-Kashef (Monastery of the Tax Collector) Review

The mud-brick monastery overlooks one of the most important caravan crossroads in the Western Desert. The imposing ruin contains a honeycomb of hermit cells and once stood five stories tall. Below it are the ruins of a small church.

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  • Address: 4 km (2½ mi) north of Al-Kharga, Al-Kharga
  • Cost: £E30, combined ticket with Bagawat Necropolis
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
  • Location: Qasr al-Kharga

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