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Coptic Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Coptic sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Coptic Museum
    Cairo, Egypt
    This museum houses the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork. Some of the Nag Hammadi manuscripts are here, as well as interesting art that combines pagan and Christian.
  • St. Mercurius Church
    Cairo, Egypt
    This interesting Coptic church off the beaten track in Old Cairo is dedicated to the "saint of two swords."
  • St. Paul's Monastery
    Eastern Desert, Egypt
    This ancient monastery marks the burial place of St. Paul of Thebes, a hermit who moved to the desert around 250 AD. The monastery has three churches and many important manuscripts.