Ben Ezra Synagogue In Old Cairo

Ben Ezra Synagogue, Originally this was the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, but after being closed by the. khalif al-Hakim it was purchased by the Jewish community. Much of it was rebuilt in the late 19C, although the basic fabric is original.

Church of the Virgin, called al-Mucallaqah (the Suspended) – The hanging...

the Church of the Virgin, called al-Mucallaqah (the Suspended) as it rests on top of the two bastions of the Roman Gate.This building was...

Church of St. Barbara (Sitt Bãrbãrah)

the Church of St. Barbara (Sitt Bãrbãrah). Entry is from the NW (the ancient door from here is now in the Coptic Museum).The first...

Coptic Church of St. Sergius (Abù Sargah) – the Coptic Church...

the Church of St. Sergius (Abù Sargah) Coptic Church of St. Sergius (Abù Sargah) - the Coptic Church of sergius and bacchus - Old Cairo....

Monastery of St. George – Mari Girgis

the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. George (Mari Girgis) with the church built on the actual tower. This is the seat of the Greek...

The Roman fortress of Babylon In Egypt

The Roman fortress of Babylon the Roman fortress of Babylon, later called Qasr al—Sham' (Fortress of the Beacon]. After the Arab conquest the defensive function...

Coptic Art & Architecture

Defining the difference between Greco—Roman and early Coptic art is very difficult. The capital of Ptolemaic Egypt was Alexandria, famous throughout the Hellenistic world...

The Coptic Language and Script

Although attempts had been made in the 2C BC to transliterate the Egyptian language into the Greek script, with little success, it was not...
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