Built in 684 CE by a wealthy scribe called Athanasius, this church was originally dedicated to Abu Kir and Yohanna (or St. ... More
Church of St. Barbara (Sitt Barbara)
Built in 684 CE by a wealthy scribe called Athanasius, this church was originally dedicated to Abu Kir and Yohanna (or St. Cyrus and St. John). When the remains of St. Barbara, (a young maiden of Nicomedia beaten to death by her father for converting into Christianity) were brought here, a separate sanctuary was built. Thus there are now two separate churches here. The remains of St. Catherine, of the famous monastery of the same name, are also to be found here. Modest dress required.
Arguably the best private gallery in the city, owner William Wells is a leading figure in Cairo's art community. Exhibitions
change frequently and many feature area display installations. Wells is a driving force behind Al Nitaq, the annual Cairo ...
This convent is situated very close to the Religion Compound and has also been fortunate to be amongst the wonderful
recent renovations and restorations currently sweeping through Egypt. The convent is surrounded by a high wall with a gate ...
The Pyramid of Unas has a rather shambolic exterior that resembles a pile of dirt and rubble, but the interior
is rather elaborate. It contains the earliest known examples of Pyramid Texts in a pharaonic tomb. The Pyramid Texts ...
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