Wadi Alnatron

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Wadi Alnatron is located about 100 KM to the north west of Cairo; it is a natural area in the western desert. Now it is consisting of salt lakes and salt flats the desert. Wadi Alnatron was very important to the ancient Egyptian since it was where they extracted the Natron salt. Indeed it became more important during the early era of Christianity in Egypt. Today it is the centre of many monasteries dating back to the fourth century AD.

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