CHRISTIAN MONUMENTS in EGYPT


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

Church of Marie Girgis It was to Egypt that St.Mark, the first Evangelist, came and 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 7th 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 20 H., 640 AD.

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

Thus, Christian and Islamic monuments, on the one hand, and Ancient Egyptian relics, on the other, are found everywhere in Egypt. Is seems inconceivable to find a square meter that does not have some great relic.

A tourist can never hope that a mere visit or two to Egypt should be enough for him to enjoy the excellent year-round climate and the immortal monuments.




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