When we were in Cairo we also visited the Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, also known as the Hanging Church . It is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the 3rd century A.D.
The Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Old Cairo. Its nave is suspended over a passage.
It was probably built during the patriarchate of Isaac (690-92). The earliest mention of the church was a statement in the biography of the patriarch Joseph I (831-49).
The church looked very impressive !
at the entrance a souvenir shop, as all churches in the world they need money !
Beautiful mosaic work everywhere
The way of the holy family through Egypt
and they lived here
The ceiling looked very special it's made out of ebony inlaid with ivory.
what is behind there ? There were people praying
and a beautiful parc
You can read a more detailed description of the Hanging Church (Wikipedia) ,the history and the explanation of all the treasures you can see in there. .