Envisioning a Future for the Valley of the Queens: The GCI and SCA Collaborative Project
The ruins of Deir el-Rumi monastery (fifth–seventh century). In the Byzantine or Coptic period, many monasteries were built on the West Bank. In Queens Valley, Deir el-Rumi, Arabic for "monastery of the Romans," was built over a Roman sanctuary (second–fourth century), which itself incorporated a pharaonic tomb. Of considerable historic and visual interest, the ruins are difficult to present to large groups of visitors. Photo: Martha Demas, GCI.