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Abou Mena
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Type of site: Heritage in danger
Date: 296 AD
Date of Inscription: 1979
Location: Africa, Egypt, Mariut desert, District of Burg al-Arab, Gouvernate of Al Iskandariyah (Alexandria)
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Description: This early Christian holy city’s church, baptistery, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops were built over the martyr’s, Menas of Alexandria’s, tomb (died in A.D. 296). --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Abu Mena (also Abu Mina) was a town, monastery complex and Christian pilgrimage center in Late Antique Egypt, about 45 km southwest of Alexandria. Its remains were designated a World Heritage Site in 1979. There are very few standing remains, but the foundations of most major buildings, such as the great basilica, are easily discernable. Recent agricultural efforts in the area have led to a significant rise in the water table, which has caused a number of the site's buildings to collapse or become unstable. The site was added to the list of threatened World Heritage Sites in 2001. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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