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Stained Glass Window - Coptic Church by Marilyn Harris

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Stained Glass Window – Coptic Church

SOLD a Large Framed Print (21.3″ × 16.0″) and a Medium Framed Print (16.0″ × 12.0″) to unknown buyer(s)

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Featured in Elegant Stained Glass Art, Historic Churches, Explore Featured Photography and The Thing

Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church also known as the Hanging Church (El Muallaqa) is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the 3rd century AD.

The Hanging (Suspended) Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo), its nave is suspended over a passage.

The Hanging Church is the most famous Coptic Christian church in Cairo, as well as possibly the first built in Basilican style. It was probably built during the patriarchate of Isaac (690-92), though an earlier church building may have existed elsewhere dating as early as the 3rd or 4th century. However, the earliest mention of the church was a statement in the biography of the patriarch Joseph I (831-49), when the governor of Egypt visited the establishment.

The Hanging Church

Canon PowerShot A650IS

Hand-held
Shutter Speed: 1/80sec
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 200

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Comments

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago

    wonderful capture Marilyn beautiful colours in this amazing window well done lee

  • Thanks so much Lee! They were very beautiful! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work in this magnificent window Marily and well captured too.

  • Thanks so much Roy! I just love these beautiful windows! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeover 3 years ago

    Wow!!! Beatuiful.

  • Thank you so much Lorraine! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous image Marilyn!!*-)

  • Thanks so much Deb! It was a beautiful church! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 3 years ago

    Wow Marilyn………..this is Fabulous!! ;-))

  • Thank you so much Stephanie! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 3 years ago

  • Thank You so much Ega and Elegant Stain Glass Art for the honour of being featured! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Yampimon
    Yampimonover 3 years ago

    Excellent window, well photographed

  • Thank you so much! Appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 3 years ago

    ♥♥♥ CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FEATURE IN THE HISTORIC CHURCH GROUP – THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR WORK♥♥♥

  • Thank You so much Bev and Historic Churches for this honour! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 3 years ago

    Featured in Historic Churches – 15.6.2011

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