Coptic pilgrims visit a small cave at the Chuch of the Holy Virgin. Tradition holds that the Holy Family stayed in this cave for four days during their flight into Egypt. The church, believed to date from the 4th century, was partially hewn from rock and was once a monastery. Now, it serves as a village church and is an important Coptic pilgrimage site. Gebel el Teir means "Mountain of the Birds".