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The church of St. Barbara is among the churches of Old Cairo of historic importance. It was originally dedicated to St. Cyrus and St. John who were worshipped for their healing powers. A small church at the northeastern corner of the building commemorates these two martyrs. The Church of St. Barbara is one of the […]

Abu Sarga Church┬áis the oldest church in Egypt dating back to the 5th century A.D. The church owes its fame to having been constructed upon the crypt of the Holy Family where they stayed for three weeks during their sojourn in Egypt. It was burned during the fire of Fustat during the reign of Marwan […]

The Hanging Church is also referred to as the Suspended Church and it is known in Arabic as al-Muallaqah. It is called the Hanging Church because it was built on the southern gate of the Roman Fortress. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The famous miracle of moving the Moqattam Mountain is closely […]

An oval-shaped island in the Nile at Aswan, north of Elephantine Island is the smaller, Kitchener Island (the Island of trees). It is located near the west bank of the Nile. The island is called Kitchener Island because in 1899, Lord Kitchener, during his military campaigns in Sudan, made this island the headquarters for his […]

The area of Nubia is located between Aswan to the north and the city of Debba in Sudan to the south. The word Nubia is said to be derived from the word “Nebo’, referring to the mines of gold which Nubia was famous for in ancient times. Nubia is mainly divided into two parts: lower […]

Khan El-Khalily, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cairo, with a huge touristic attraction, a large number of tourists and Egyptian seek to visit it according to its majesty as its 600 years old. Its architecture is from the Mamluks era, it was called after the name of Mamluk prince Jaharkaz Al-Khalily. Sultan Qunsuwa Al-Ghouri […]

Kalabsha Temple┬áis another Nubian temple which was part of the rescue operation for monuments threatened by the rising waters of Lake Nasser. The operation sponsored by UNESCO in the 1960s. Its original position was 56km south of Aswan until it was dismantled and moved to the island now called New Kalabsha, just south of the […]

The temple of Dakka, dedicated to Thoth (god of wisdom), it was moved in order to save it from the waters of Lake Nasser. It was moved to site of el-Sebua. The temple was begun by the Arkamani (Nubian) king, some scholars suggesting that it dates back to the reign of Ptolemy II. This is […]

Derr Temple was built during the time of king Ramses II and dedicated to the Ptah, Amon and defied Ramses II. It was constructed in honor of the 30th anniversary of the reign of Rameses II. It is situated in Nubia, on the East bank of the Nile. The Temple of Derr was dismantled in […]

Meharakka Temple was built under the Roman rule. The temple was not finished, but is special because it has the only spiral staircase in any ancient Egyptian structure which leads to its roof. It was dedicated to Serapis, this god was introduced in Egypt in Ptolemaic times. Al-Meharakka is a place in Lower Nubia, situated […]


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