Coptic Monuments and History

Amid new attacks, Egypt’s Copts preserve heritage

By | 2013-10-17T20:47:56+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Coptic Monuments and History|

  Locked inside a 6th century church in a desert monastery are some of the jewels of early Christianity - ancient murals in vivid pinks, greens and reds depicting saints, angels and the Virgin Mary with a baby Jesus, hidden for centuries under a blanket of black soot.   Italian and Egyptian restorers are meticulously

Deir al-Maymoun

By | 2009-02-17T04:51:00+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Coptic Monuments and History|

The first Christian monastery Sanaaâ Farouk The oldest of the most ancient monastic establishments in the history of monasticism, not only in Egypt but all over the Christian world, is Deir al-Maymoun. It is the first spot in which St Antony lived in seclusion for several years.