Coptic Museum

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At the inauguration of the museum in 2006, President Mubarak stressed the importance of Coptic artistic heritage for Egypt, an opinion borne out by the stunning collections here: icons, frescoes, jewellery, sculptures (in particular the capitals from the Monastery of St Jeremy in Saqqara), manuscripts (psalter sur parchment and Gospel of Thomas on papyrus), and the famous fabrics.

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Al-Hakim Mosque
Al-Hakim Mosque
This is one of the few Fatimid mosques
30 minutes
Wikala al-Ghuri
Wikala al-Ghuri
A wikala was a building with a
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