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Hanging Church

Hanging Church :The most attractive sight in Old Cairo is the Hanging Church, so called because its nave used to suspend over the road beneath.

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Hanging Church

Hanging Church :The most attractive sight in Old Cairo is the Hanging Church, so called because its nave used to suspend over the road beneath.
 

That effect is since long lost, even if the steep staircase of 29 steps in front is unusual and indicates the uncommon construction.


The original church is said to date back to late 3rd or early 4th century. But this was destroyed in the 9th century, and not rebuilt before the 11th century. Since then have there been a great number of alterations and additions. Some parts of what is seen now dates no further back than the 19th century. Much has also been repaired since the earthquake of 1992.

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