The construction, embellishment and restoration of the Religion Compound of Old Cairo is one of the most exciting and ... More
Religion Compound (The)
The construction, embellishment and restoration of the Religion Compound of Old Cairo is one of the most exciting and ambitious projects to be embraced by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority today. The compound includes monuments from all three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The wonderful little streets of this ancient area are being re-cobbled and several churches and mosques are currently undergoing intensive restoration. Some of the monuments will be closed during your visit. The Compound is built around the ruins of the old Roman Fortress and includes the following and more: Amr Ibn el Aas mosque, Coptic Churh of St. George (Mari Girgis), Greek Chruch of St George, Coptic Nunnery of St. George, Church of the Virgin, the Hanging Church, St Sergius Church, the Coptic Museum, Coptic Cemetery, Ben Ezer Synagogue and the remains of Fort Babylon.
With its entrance tucked away in the alley of an ahwa (cafe), it is easy to miss this art gallery.
That would be a shame, because it features fine exhibits by local and foreign artists and is one of ...
Memphis was the capital of Egypt for thousands of years, but little remains of this once great city to attest
to its glory. Memphis was founded by the I Dynasty pharaoh Menes around 3100 BCE and destroyed after the ...
Often overlooked, this extensive collection of Islamic art was the brainchild of Khedive Tawfeek, son of Mohammed Ali Pasha, who
in the late 19th century sought a museum to protect Islamic artefacts from destruction. The museum occupies the ground ...
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