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Monks and residents collide in tiny Assiut

Assiut is a tiny, reserved, quiet tourist town in Egypt with few post-Pharaonic attractions gaining widespread tourist attention.

Ancient coins found near St. Catherine’s Monastery

(eTN) - Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni announced Sunday that two golden coins of the Byzantine emperor Valens (AD 364-378) were unearthed early this week in the Sayl al-Tuhfah area in Gebel Abbas, located west of Saint Catherine’s monastery in Sinai. He added that these coins were found during routine excavations carried out by the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA).