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 […]
Coptic Monuments and History
The first Christian monastery SanaaÃ¢ 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.