DAYR AL-MALAK MIKHA’IL (al-Rayramun). This monastery is no doubt the same as the one mentioned by al- MAQRIZI (1853, Vol. 2, p. 506) as being at al-Rayramun, although he says it is dedicated to Saint Gabriel. In 1714 the Jesuit C. SICARD (1982, Vol. 2, p. 100) visited it. Nothing remained but a church, the monastery having been transformed into a village. F. L. Norden (1795-1798, Vol. 2, p. 46) also mentioned it. In the Description de l'Egypte (Jomard, 1820-1826, Vol. 4, p. 321), Jomard also called it Dayr al-‘Aysh, and he referred to the village near al- Rayramun as Dayr Reiramun. The church of al-Rayramun was called Dayr al-Malak Mikha’il by S. CLARKE (1912, p. 208, no. 30).
MAURICE MARTIN, S.J.
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