Wadi Natrun is a valley located in Beheira Governorate, including a town with the same name. The name refers to the presence of eight different lakes in the region that produce natron salt which was used for making of ancient mummy.
The Monastery of Saint Pishoy in Wadi El Natrun (the Nitrian Desert), Beheira is the most famous Coptic Orthodox monastery named after Saint Pishoy.
The monastery was founded by Saint Pishoy in the fourth century AD.
On 13 December 841 AD, Pope Joseph I fulfilled the desire of Saint Pishoy and moved his body as well as that of Saint Paul of Tammah to this monastery.
Up to that date, the bodies of the two saints were at the monastery of Saint Pishoy at Deir el-Bersha.
Today, the two bodies lie in the main church of the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Saint Pishoy in the NitrianDesert.
The monks were friendly and kind at this monastery, it was very clean and comfortable.