Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt

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 Founded in 1910 and renovated in 2006, the Coptic Museum in Cairo is dedicated to the culture and history of the Copts, Egypt’s orthodox Christians, who make up approximately 10% of Egypt’s current population.

Gate of the Coptic Museum Gate of the Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum in Cairo The Coptic Museum in Cairo

The museum traces the history of Christianity in Egypt from its beginnings to the present day.  It was erected on 8,000 square meters offered by the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria under the guardianship of Pope Cyril V.

Remains of the fortress of the Roman era. The ruins of the fortress of the Roman era in the entrance of the museum.

The fortress’s tower now marks the entrance to the tranquil courtyards and lush, verdant gardens of the Coptic Museum.

The Coptic Museum in Cairo The Coptic Museum in Cairo

The mashrabiya in the Coptic Museum The mashrabiya in the Coptic Museum

The mashrabiya is a type of oriel window enclosed with carved wooden latticework.

The ceiling of the museum. The ceiling of the museum.

This is the beautiful ceiling…

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