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St Shenuti Church, Cairo

St Shenuti Church - Cairo, Egypt
St Shenuti Church
Old Cairo, Cairo, EgyptMap
Deir Abu Seifien Convent
+20 2 285 4509 (Tourist information)
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

This church is dedicated to St. Shenuti who is the most famous of the Coptic saints. It was built in the 7th Century, but underwent many changes since. At a certain point it was actually used as a mosque under Caliph el Hakim, then reverted to its original status as a church. The church is 35 x 15 x 15 meters (115 x 50 x 50 feet) , and unusually the church floor is two meters (seven feet) below street level. The central iconostasis is beautiful red cedar wood inlaid with ivory and seven icons. There is a southern sanctuary dedicated to Archangel Michael.

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