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Coptic Cemetery of Old Cairo

Coptic Cemetery of Old Cairo - Cairo, Egypt
Coptic Cemetery of Old Cairo
Religion Compound, Cairo, EgyptMap
Mari Girgis
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

This picturesque and serene cemetery is one of the prettiest cemeteries in Egypt. The gravestones are wonderfully ornate with many statues of angels, saints, doves, crosses and the like. The cemetery is within the Religion Compound. If you happy to be in the cemetery when a funeral is taking place, you will witness the ancient Egyptian custom of wailing at funerals. These wailing women can be seen pictures on the murals and reliefs of the tombs of the ancient Egyptians, and also here and now in modern Egypt where women often wail so loud that the entire compound learns of the departure of the loved one.

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