In 2002, the Egyptian government began, in collaboration with the Monastery, what was to be an 8 year project to restore the Monastery. Work took place to renovate of the main surrounding wall of the Monastery, the two main churches of St Antony and the Holy Apostles, the monks' living quarters, and the ancient fortress.

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World's oldest monastery restored. BBC News (dated 5 Feb 2010)

Egypt: Ancient Monastery Called a Sign of Coexistence, (The Associated Press, February 4, 2010 )

Egypt Restores World's Oldest Monastery. ( dated 5 Feb 2010)

World's oldest monastery in Egypt opens doors for pilgrims|World|RIA Novosti. (dated 5 Feb 2010)

Restoring the Monastery of Saint Anthony| – Zahi Hawass. (dated 11 Jul 2010)

      Restoration of wall paintings
      Monastic buildings
      Ancient monastic cells