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The ancient monastery of St. Mina is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, especially after it was registered in the UNESCO as one of the most important archaeological sites of Alexandria. This archaeological area is located in the city of Burj al-ʿArab, west of Alexandria,...
“Coptic Mawlids, or the festivities celebrating the birth of Coptic saints: A field study of popular beliefs” by Dr. Dāwūd Makram was recently issued by the General Egyptian Book Organization under the chairmanship of Dr. Haytham al-Ḥājj ʿAlī.  The book is numbered thirty-four under “Popular...
 Dr. Gamal Mustafa [Jamāl Muṣṭafā], head of the Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish antiques of the antiquity department said that the department affiliated to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is in charge of 4 sections: the Jewish, Coptic, Islamic, and modern age sites. 
The BA Coptic Studies Center holds a lecture entitled “The Features of Coptic Personality and its Impact on Human Civilization” on Thursday, 1st of November 2018, at 2:00 pm, in the BACC Meeting Room C. It will be given by Pastor Kārās Jirjis Mīkhāʾīl, Professor of the Old Testament in Seminary...
In this week’s column, Rev. Fr. Anjilūs Jirjis of the Coptic Orthodox Diocesan Church of Port-Said highlights the history of monasticism and the tragic death of Bishop Ipiphāniyūs inside his monastery In one of the many episodes of the persecution of the Copts, Pope Cosmas II hid in a small village...
A Greek restoration team, leading in their field, has started with restoration works at Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. The restoration process of the cathedral is proceeding in three main stages: The restoration of the ancient icons, the restoration of the building structure...
The article sheds light on the history of Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church [al-Butruṣiyyah or Petrine Church] in Cairo’s al-ʿAbbāsīyya, which was built by the family of Butrus Pasha Ghālī, Egypt’s prime minister from 1908 to 1910, over his tomb to commemorate his memory.
Archaeologists have called Fayūm "Little Egypt" as it resembles ancient Egypt in its terrain.
UNESCO World Heritage List includes seven Egyptian sites, divided into six heritage: The Monastery of Abū Mīnā, Historical [Islamic] Cairo, The Memphite Necropolis, Ancient Thebes, The Monuments of Nubia, and St. Catherine.  
On the 9th of March, The Center for Coptic Studies at the Library of Alexandria will organize the “Annual Day of Coptic Heritage” at the al-Sinārī House in the al-Sayyida Zaynab neighborhood in Cairo, which is affiliated with the Library of Alexandria. The celebration will include an artistic...
After the recent bombings of the Mār Jirjis (Saint George) Church in Ṭanṭā and Mār Murqus in Alexandria, the question was raised on who is St. George whose name so many churches in Egypt carry? There are 372 churches and archaeological sites that carry the name of this saint, throughout different...
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
The Church of St. Mark in the Alexandria Massalat al-‘Attarīn district, and one of the oldest churches of Egypt,  has been the target of a terrorist attack today. The Church has two entrances, the first on Kanīsat al-Aqbāt St., and the second on al-Nabī Danyāl St., near to al-Raml tram station and...
Kāmīlīyyā Makram Jirjis [Camelia Makram Girgis], director of the Coptic Museum and Supervisor of Coptic Manuscript Collections said that The "Martyrs of Egypt" exhibition, opened by Dr. Khaled Anani [Khālid al-ʿAnānī] Minister of Archeology in the Coptic Museum, is an exhibition of  Christian...
The supervisor of   Coptic Monument Documentation, Ahmed Abdelhamid El-Nimr [Aḥmad ʿAbd al- Ḥamīd al-Nimr] , revealed the details of the temporary exhibition hosted by the Coptic Museum in  Old Cairo, entitled  "Egypt's Martyrs".  The opening ceremony was headed by Dr.  Khāalid al-ʿAnānī [Khaled...
  March 12 is the anniversary of the death of Kāmil Sālih Nakhlah, historian of the Patriarchs and a member of the Coptic History Committee, he is considered one of the most important historians o Coptic history.
Ten days ago was International Labor Day, so I chose to discover a new place in Cairo: Saint Simon the Tanner’s Monastery.  My main goal was to find the calligraphy street art from a French - Tunisian artist “El Seed” [el-Sīd]. I was following him on social media when he was working on the 50...
The Eparchy of Banī Swayf celebrated the inauguration of the Cathedral of the Two Martyrs Mār Mīnā al-ʿAjāʾibīand Abānūb al-Nihīsī in New Banī Swayf city. 
Nādir Jirjis, a member of the Committee for the Revival of the Holy Family Route, said that he had asked the Minister of Tourism, Yihyā Rāshid to postpone the opening of the first phase of the "Holy Family Route" program scheduled for the end of this month, and to inform the Vatican delegation to...
Thousands of Copts and Muslims have flocked to the Damīāna village in Daqahliyya on Wednesday to celebrate the St. Damīāna feast, which is held on May 12 to 30 every year.

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