The center of Dayrut was named after the largest and oldest of its villages, Dayrut al-Sharif, which was known in the past as Tiroti Sarabam. The geographical dictionary says that this name came in relation to Saint Anba Sarabamon, the bishop of Niceos, who was martyred in the year 304 AD in the era of Diocletian, and he lived for about 4 months in the area, and an ancient monastery is known with his name on it; now known as the monastery of the bishop and martyr anba Sarabamon,
In the encyclopedia “Description of Egypt”, which was documented by the scholars of the French campaign, they said: “Dayrout al-Sharif has an old monastery, its name is Deir al-Sarabamon, with high walls in which Christians from neighboring countries are buried, and the monastery is much older than the village of Dayrout. The Copts say that this place was a dwelling place for the Holy Family in the days of the Romans.
The same thing was also mentioned by the two historians Abu al-Makarim in the twelfth century and al-Maqrizi in the fifteenth century AD.
Monk Vanslip visited this monastery in the year 1664 AD, and the monk Claude Sicard more than once during his trips to Egypt that lasted from 1712-1726 AD.
There is a church in the Monastery of Anba Sarabamon, and it was rebuilt in the eighteenth century AD, as it is of the twelve-domed style.
As for the remains of the granite columns that were left over from the ruins of the ancient church, they were collected and placed next to the “Mary’s Tree” under which the Holy Family rested more than 2000 years ago.