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VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE VIRGIN’S CHURCH OF THE FERRY IN MAADI, CAIRO

March 4, 2016

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Maadi Church3

The above vintage photographs (photographer unknown to me) date from the first half of the 20th century. They show a view from the River Nile of the Coptic Church of the Virgin Mary in Maadi, Cairo, also known as the Virgin’s Church of the Ferry.

This is a holy place for the Copts, for from here, it is believed, that the Holy Family in its sojourn in Egypt as it escaped Herod the Great, departed on boat to Upper Egypt.

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