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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

721 Reviews

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

721 Reviews
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Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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We next visited the Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt from the 3rd century AD. Looks like an upside down Noah's Arc. Three separate alters on the 1st level and 4 more for a total of 7 chapels in this church. Photo of Inlaid white pieces stand for the 12
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This place holds many amazing wonders added since its founding in the 3rd century and rebuilding in the 7th century. Firstly it was built atop the gatehouse of a Roman fortress, making it look as though it was hanging above the ground. A see-through cut-out in the floor of an
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I was stunned by its beauty, its history and its context in modern day life. The architecture is a piece of artwork in itself and must not be missed.
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Visited this church as part of a tour. The mosaics were beautiful as was the church. We were lucky to visit during a mass.
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Ancient Coptic church with iconic interior decor richly embellished with inlay, decorative panels depicting the saints and disciples, an altar with incredible arabic design. The pulpit is set on twelve different columns of different marbles to represent the disciples- delicate,
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