Coptic Cairo, Cairo
Although the main building of the Coptic Convent of Saint George is closed to the public, there is a Chaplet open to visitors. This little chapel dates back to the 10th century.
Outside the moenstry you may notice some decorative works. This area is well-guarded by police in a bid to prevent any religiously motivated attacks against churches or the synagouge.
After the spread of Christinaity in Egypt, this area became a christian stronghold with as many as 20 churches built within an area of 1 square miles out of which only 5 remain today.
The Greek Church of St. George was originally built on a Roman tower. The church here has been Greek orthodox since 15th century.
This church is the largest one here. It is initiated to Saint George. Most of religious activities take place here. It is some kind of center of religious life of Copts.
This is a plaque which is on the outer wall of Coptic Cairo, near the St. George church. It is a demonstration of both writing styles, which are still used in present day sermons.