Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
3 - 9 August 2000
Issue No. 493
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Hanging Church

POPES AND MINISTERS: The restoration of Old Cairo's fourth century Hanging Church has taken on Byzantine twists with the disappearnce of a first century Roman fresco and claims and counter claims over the inadvertant plastering of a 1,500 year-old marble pulpit. Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni has invited Pope Shenouda to view the work completed so far, in an attempt to calm the situation
(photo: Khaled El-Fiqi)

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