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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.  
Dr. Khālid ‘Azab, Professor of Islamic Archeology, said that the ’Amrū Ibn al-‘Āṣ mosque was the first mosque in Egypt and Africa, and was built in the city of Fustāt, the first capital of Egypt during the Arab Islamic era.
Responsible for presenting the history of the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the seat of the papacy to foreign and local visitors, Eng. Najāti Nāguī said that the legacy of National Unity is remarkable, and that it was a Coptic architect who erected the `Amru Ibn Al-`Ās Mosque around 642 AD, as well as...
Dr. Shurūq ʿAshūr, professor of Islamic and Christian monuments at the Future University stressed in a recent study that Egypt is home to 156 ancient churches. She said that these archaeological churches are considered to be an architectural museum.   
Eng. Muhammad `Assal, head of Egypt's Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation, is following up the nature of the ground subsidence detected in front of the Amrū Ibn al-`Ās Mosque in Damietta.  
Old Cairo is one of the most important places for religious tourism in Egypt, as the Hanging Church, the oldest church in the world and Amr Ibn Al-A’as mosque, the oldest mosque in Egypt are located there. Both the church and the mosque are restored at the expenses of the State. There is no...
The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As, the synagogue of Ezra and the church of Abu Serga are located in one spot in Old Cairo. The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As is the oldest mosque in Egypt and Africa and the fourth mosque built in Islam. The Abu Serga church is built over a cave where the Holy Family hid. The...
Prime Minister Dr. Atef Ebeed praised the projects of development and restoration in Old Cairo, which concerns both important Christian and Islamic monuments. The Prime Minister pointed out that these achievements were accomplished during the age of President Mubarak.
The Abu Serga Church in Old Cairo is plagued with an overflow of unwanted underground water. Fortunately, Abu Serga Church is one of seven Holy Family sites selected for restoration by the newly-formed National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association.
Cairo governorate this week celebrated the passage of 1,400 years of Islam in Egypt. The celebration was held in Amr Ibn Al As mosque amidst 10,000 worshippers participating in the ceremony. The district the mosque sits is one of the most ancient in the Islamic world. It witnessed the Islamic...

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