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The Hanging Church in Cairo - Virgin Mary Appeared Here (Egypt).

The Hanging Church in Cairo – Virgin Mary Appeared Here

You might have heard of the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” but you’ve never heard of the Hanging Church in Cairo. The former was one of the 7 Wonders of the World, while the latter once the seat of papacy of the Orthodox Church. This tiny church is known for its apparitions where Mary appeared to […]

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Saqqara Pyramids in the City of the Dead (Cairo, Egypt).

Saqqara Pyramids in the City of the Dead

The Saqqara Pyramids in the City of the Dead are the burial grounds of Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital. This place is also known and spelled as Sakkara or Saccara. Unlike the Great Pyramids of Giza, the ones you see here are smaller but older than the former. Off-the-beaten track While tourists mostly flock to the three […]

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Cave Church in Cairo (aka Church of Saint Simon the Tanner).

This Cave Church in Cairo Can Sit 20,000 People And Was Built by the Garbage Collectors

Yes, this Cave Church in Cairo can sit 20,000 people and was built by the garbage collectors. In Cairo, the Zabbaleen people are known as the “garbage collectors”. Almost all of them are Coptic Christians. They settle down at the foot of Mokattam Mountains where the overpowering smell of garbage is too gross to handle. Unfortunately, to […]

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Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St George

The Church of St George in Cairo is built above an old Roman Tower. Thus, visitors have to climb flight of stairs to reach the round church. Under the impressive dome is, of course, a great place of worship for Coptic Christians in Cairo. It is believed that the Saint was kept and martyred in […]

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Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts

The Coptic Museum in Cairo has the world’s largest collection of coptic artifacts. I find this museum more interesting than the overcrowded Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo. But these two have one thing in common – lack of interesting descriptions. I think when you’re visiting Cairo, you should divide your sightseeing in three ways: Pyramids, Islamic […]

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Coptic Cairo - Church of Sts Sergius and Bacchus (Egypt).

Jesus was a Refugee in Egypt and This is the Cave Where He Stayed

Jesus was a refugee in Egypt and this is the cave where he stayed with Mary and Joseph. It is also believed that Joseph, the carpenter, might have worked at the Babylon Fortress nearby. When Jesus was still an infant, King Herod of Judea ordered to kill all “first borns.” The Holy Family fleed to […]

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View from Cairo Tower on a Polluted Day (Egypt).

View from Cairo Tower on a Polluted Day

If someone told you that the view from Cairo Tower is amazing don’t fully believe him. There’s nothing spectacular from up there. It was not even breathtaking for me. I wasn’t that impressed. But, hey, I was there on a polluted day, so, you can’t blame me for this impression. I couldn’t see the beauty […]

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Photos: Inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo (Egypt).

Photos: Inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo

Going inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo is an experience worth doing. It might be hard for those who have fear of closed spaces but you’d never regret it. You’ll reach the bosom of the Pyramid in your own time and emerge victorious. For some people, there’s “nothing to see there” but for me, it answers the […]

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