Kosseir

Kosseir:

see Qusayr, AlQusayr, Al
, town (1986 pop. 19,997), E Egypt, on the Red Sea. The ancient Leucus Limen, it was once a major Egyptian port and the focus of several trade routes. It was formerly known as Kosseir.
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1970; De Koptos a Kosseir, 1972; Le Panenion d'El-Kanais: les inscription grecques, 1972; Les Portes du desert (Recueil des inscriptions grecques d' Antinoupolis, Tentyris, Koptos, Apollonopolis Parva, Apollonopolis Magna), 1984; Sorciers grecques, 1991; La prose sur pierre dans l'Egipte hellenistique et romaine, 2 vols.
That leaves many sites like El Muharraq Monastery, and a tiny cave church in nearby Kosseir, out of the picture.
According to local lore, the Virgin Mary appeared near the Kosseir cave.