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Christian Monuments


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Egypt, the cradle of civilization from time immemorial, has been blessed with an excellent climate that has made it the centre of attraction.

St Mark, the first Evangelist, settled in Alexandria in the latter half of the first century AD. Since then, the teachings of Christianity spread in Egypt, leaving everlasting imprints in the form of churches and monasteries that are filled with paintings of the saints, testifying to the grandeur, beauty and mastery of Egyptian Coptic art.

The Coptic period is of special significance, since



it constituted a link between the Graeco-Roman and Islamic periods. With the dawn of the 17th Century AD, Islam was revealed and spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula, and from there, it radiated to enlighten the Nile Valley at the hands of Amr Ibn Al - Aas in 640AD (20H).

Egypt, as its wont, has preserved, on its affluent land relics, immortalizing the days under the banner of Islam. The Islamic monuments, express the skill of the artist and the grandeur of age.

Christian and Islamic monuments and Ancient Egyptian relics are found everywhere in Egypt. It seems inconceivable to find a square meter that does not have some great relic.

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