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Snapshots on the Sculptural Heritage of the White Monastery at Sohag: The Wall Niches

Snapshots on the Sculptural Heritage of the White Monastery at Sohag: The Wall Niches THE SCULPTURAL REMAINS of both monastic churches in the Sohag region, the so-called Red and White Monasteries (Dayr al-Ahmar and Dayr al-Abyad)[1], is of great importance with regard to our absolutely insufficient knowledge of Coptic architectural sculpture in general.[2] It is …

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The Tunnel Entrance Door

Two Witnesses of Christian Life in the area of Balyana: The Church of the Virgin and the Monastery of Anba Moses

Two Witnesses of Christian Life in the area of Balyana: The Church of the Virgin and the Monastery of Anba Moses[1] The town of Balyana stands on the west bank of the Nile in the Sohag governorate. I have had many opportunities to be in touch with Christian life in this area of Upper Egypt …

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Exterior view of the Anglican Church of St. Mark from the road on Tahrir Square.

The Anglican Church of St. Mark (ALEXANDRIA)

The Anglican Church of St. Mark (ALEXANDRIA) THIS SPECTACULAR CHURCH IS LOCATED IN TAHRIR SQUARE (al-Manshiya). Muhammad ‘Ali offered the land for the church to the Anglican community in the early nineteenth century. The church foundation stone was laid in 1839, but because of some difficulties, construction was delayed for fifteen years. In April 1855 …

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