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 The history of Christianity in Egypt dates back to the beginnings of Christianity itself. History recounts how Virgin Mary together with her enfant Jesus found haven in Egypt after their flight out of fear from the persecution of King Herod. Years afterwards, Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt in the first century A.D.

 Since the dawn of history, religion had always played a central role in the lives of the Egyptians. When Christianity made its entrée into Egypt in the first century A.D., the Egyptians were already familiar with many of the concepts of the new faith, such as the death and resurrection of a god, and the paradisiacal afterlife promised for the faithful. In fact, the ancient Egyptian symbol for eternal life, known as the Ankh is very similar to the cross revered by Christians. The term “Copt” refers to the Egyptian Christians who embraced the new faith, and were evangelized by Saint Mark.

 Coptic Cairo forms part of Old Cairo. The area includes the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of Saint George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. The area is particularly revered by Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt because it is believed that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church.

 Explore the remains of the Fortress of Babylon, the Hanging Church; the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate for centuries, the Church of Saint Sergius and Bacchus, Ben Ezra Synagogue; Egypt’s oldest synagogue. Finish your tour at the Coptic Museum where priceless artefacts collected from historical churches and monasteries are on display.

Trip duration: Approx. 2-3hrs.
Start from/Return to:Guest hotel.
Sites visited:Babylon fortress/Hanging church/saint Sergius and Bacchus church/Ben Ezra Synagogue/Coptic Museum.
Trip essentials:Light cotton clothing/comfortable walking shoes/bottled mineral water/sunglasses/eye drops for the dust/hats/sunblock.
 
Included:
  • Transfer in A/C vehicle to the above sites.
  • Certified tour guide.
  • One bottled mineral water per guest.
Not included:
  • Entrance fees.
  • Camera or video charge when applicable.
  • Lunch/Drinks.
  • Tipping.
 ***Please dress conservatively when visiting churches and mosques. Gentlemen should avoid shorts and ladies should avoid mini-skirts, shorts, transparent (see-through) or tight clothing, and tank tops. Also, please be aware that intimate behavior; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable inside churches and mosques. Photography is restricted inside some churches, so please consult your guide first. Should you wish to photograph people then please ask for permission.
For reservations or inquiries, please contact us.

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