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Hanging Church (692)*

Artist/Designer: Designer Unknown

Project Location: Cairo, Egypt

Figure 1: hanging church,Cairo,Egypt. Source: Anup Jaiswal – The Hanging Churchn. 2009, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 6, 2014 )
Figure 2: hanging church,Cairo,Egypt. Source:Christopher Byrd – The Hanging Church. 2010, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 6, 2014 )
Figure 3: door of hanging church,Cairo,Egypt. Source: Jon’s Snaps-Internal entrance door to the Coptic Church of Al-Mu’allaqa (Hanging Church), Old Cairo 2012, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 6, 2014 )
Figure 4: Hanging church. Source: Ernie Reyes – THanging Church, Coptic Cairo. 2006, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 6, 2014 )


Primary Material(s):

Religious Building

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
1st Century, 11th Century

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print

Armanios, Febe. Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.

Capuani, Massimo, and Otto Friedrich August Meinardus. 2002. Christian Egypt: Coptic Art and Monuments Through Two Millennia. Collegeville, Minn: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Siliotti, Alberto. Coptic Egypt. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2007.

Additional Information

Building Address

Kom Ghorab, Misr Al Qadimah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt.

Significant Dates
Built during patriarchate of Isaac (690–692),
Became seat of government for Coptic Pope in 1047

Coptic Egypt, Egyptian Papacy, Egyptian Architecture, Christian architecture, Christianity, Egypt, Middle East

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