MONASTERIES IN THE BEHEIRAH PROVINCE. Few monasteries or hermitages are attested in this province of the west of the Delta. Apart from the great communities of the KELLIA and NITRIA, one may really mention only Dayr Ams.
This place name is quoted as a village toward 1180 (Toussoun, 1925, Vol. 1, pp. 215, 223). It is also mentioned in the al-Tuhfah al-
Saniyyah (A.H. 715/A.D. 1315; trans. Sacy, p. 664). It was in the markaz (district) of Abu Hummus, therefore to the northwest of
MAURICE MARTIN, S.J.
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