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Egypt: Cairo: Coptic - Church of Saint George (Keniset Mari Girgis)


Church of Saint George
(Keniset Mari Girgis)
The current Church of Saint George (Keniset Mari Girgis) was originally built in 684 by Athanasius, who was a wealthy scribe. It was rebuilt in 1857. It is best known for the Qaa el-Arsan (wedding chamber), a masterpiece of design and decoration. This chamber dates from the 4th century and was reserved for Coptic marriage ceremonies.
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