THE MONASTERY OF WADI EL NATRUN
In Cairo Alexandria Desert Road
In the earliest decades of Christianity, the desert expanses of Wadi el-Natrun became the site of anchoretic settlement and, later, of many monasteries, in spiritual commemoration of the Holy Family's passage through the Valley. Al Syrian Monastery in Wadi el Natrun is one of the places of residence of the Holy Family.
The Door of Prophecies or Gate of Prophecies is a large door inside the Syrian Monastery, of Wadi El Natrun (Natrun Valley) in Egypt, that features symbolic diagrams depicting the past and the future of the Christian faith through the eyes of Christian monks of the tenth century.