The Supreme Council of Antiquities is pleased to present to you the newly created website which was launched on the 23rd of April 2008.
What makes this website unique is the fact that it provides
a kaleidoscope of impressions on the Coptic Museum and
historic churches in Old Cairo as well as various aspects
of the Coptic heritage by means of multimedia: Panoramic
views of churches, interviews with church fathers, virtual
tours through the churches and Old Cairo, interactive
audio-instruction for the pronunciation of the Coptic
alphabet, reading of a Coptic script and photos of Old
Cairo from the bird’s eye view. A selection of artefacts
from the Coptic Museum exemplifies its rich holdings.
Outstanding articles on Marcus Simaika - the Founder of the
Coptic Museum, the museum’s history, Coptic language, monks
and monasticism, art, music, customs and traditions reveal
Coptic culture in all its diversity.
The contributors are mainly members of the Coptic community
who supported the realisation of the website with great
enthusiasm: The Bishop from Old Cairo, monks and nuns,
fathers of churches and monasteries, professors from the
Institute of Coptic Studies, curators and restorers of the
Coptic Museum and Copts living abroad. All of them create a
vital picture of Egypt’s Christian culture that is complex
yet simple. A few contributions were made by Non-Copts who
take a special interest in the Coptic culture either
professionally or for its mere admiration.
with us for the next few months until all updates have been
added to the website.
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