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Latest news from Coptic Egypt

New Coptic film Visions and Miracles: Out of the Land of Egypt Directed by Paul Perry

The UK based charity The Levantine Foundation, currently involved in preserving the library at Deir al Surian, has announced that it is expanding its activities in Egypt into the training of local museum personnel in conservation. Click here for full informaton

The Aswan Coptic Symposium February 1st - 4th al-Ahram article by Jill Kamil

January 7th - sad news from Nag Hammadi where 6 coptic Christians murdered coming out of Church

Supreme Council of Antiquities "Department of the Documentation and Registration of the Coptic Monuments" Inauguration of a Department of the Documentation and Registration of the Coptic Monuments by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. See our blogspot for further details

Abu-Fana monastery attacked - target of an atrocious attack by a group of some 70 Arabs

June 11 - World's 'oldest Christian church' discovered in Jordan

Coming soon (October 2008) new online course (non-accredited) in Coptic Studies

OBSERVATION ON THE SYSTEM OF NUBIAN CHURCH-DECORATION - ARKAMANI

Conference: Early Christianity in Nagada and Kous (February, 2008). Organised by the St. Mark Foundation for Coptic History Studies

February 20 2007 Grant to allow Translation of Coptic writings of Shenoute of Atripe

January 26 2007 - St. Paul's Monastery Eastern Desert - now open with easier access

September 24 - Coptic artefacts found in Luxor clay sherds dating back to the Coptic era (451 - 641 AD). -

September 20 - Saint Catherine Coptic artefacts to be displayed in US

June 2006
St. Paul Monastery opens for tourists after renovation
 
The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) has re-opened St. Paul Monastery for visits by Egyptian and foreign tourists after three-year renovation works.
 
Founded in the 4th century in the shape of a fort among the high hills near the Red Sea, St. Paul Monastery houses four churches and a library, said SCA Secretary General Zahi Hawwas
 

February 2006
Desert Fathers in the Limelight
 
The Third Symposium on Coptic Studies that took place at the White Monastery of St Shenoude west of Sohag, February 2006
 

Desert Fathers in the limelight - Al-Ahram weekly