Abu Mena Located
Abu Mena was the largest Christian pilgrimage site in Egypt, originated in the 5th century. It is named after Saint Menas, a Roman legionary who died under the Roman Emperor Diocletian as a Christian Martyr. According to legend, Menas was buried in the desert of Egypt near Alexandria. At his tomb, a pilgrimage centre developed, which was expanded until the beginning of the 7th century. Abu Mena has received reports of miracles in various languages.
Abu Mena is a settlement in the desert of Mariut, about 50 kilometers southwest of Alexandria. This place is one of the most important Christian pilgrimage shrines that has attracted many believers to Abu Mena in the 6th century. In 1979, the city was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and has also been included in the organization’s “Red List” since 2001, as the place is considered to be particularly endangered by flooding.