During the restoration work in 2004 within the Monastery’s Church of the Holy Apostles (dating back to the 15th century), what could be perhaps the oldest monastic cells in the world were discovered beneath the church floor. Dating back to some time between the 4th – 6th centuries, the ancient cells reveal where monks would once live and work.

Due to the presence of the 15th century church above this amazing discovery, restoration experts constructed a glass flooring (in 2009) and interior lighting was fitted to create a display space over the excavated site in order to allow the ancient cells to be viewed by those standing in the 15th century church above.

Read more about it here:

Read about it here: (The American Research Center in Egypt)

      Restoration of wall paintings
      Monastic buildings
      Ancient monastic cells