the cradle of civilization from time immemorial, has been
blessed with an excellent climate that has made it the centre
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.
Coptic period is of special significance, since
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).
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.
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.