Coptic Egypt

Egyptian Coptic Multi Media Database - Progress

Life on the Nile
France gallery
Coptic modules
Online courses
Communication Centre
Howard bio
UK Coptic Research Centre
Coptic book binding video
Monastery list with GPS
Conferences and Congresses
Dr Gawdat Gabra - Coptologist
Coptic Monastery Multi-Media Database Project
Egyptian Coptic Multi Media Database - Progress
Coptic Courses
Coptic Documentary
Photo galleries
Fayoum photo gallery
Useful links
Monasteries in Egypt
Publications and Bibliographies
Coptic Archaeology

Progress reports on Coptic sites Database

First phase: the collation of Monastic sites in Egypt, starting with the Fayoum  and Assiut areas.

Collection of data to include:


  • Photographs
  • Satellite images
  • Floor plans
  • Wall paintings
  • Icons
  • Texts and references
  • Historical sources
  • Archaeology
  • Film and audio
  • Interviews



Second phase: Collation of Coptic churches for database inclusion.





Collate information from contacts and sources to include:


  • On site information (interviews, films photographs)
  • Contacting Monastic sites requesting permission for material
  • Collation of material from Coptic authors, such as Gabrat and Grossman etc
  • Internet resources and references
  • Coptic museum in Cairo for any reference material
  • Contact Coptic office in Cairo



Progress will be uploaded on the website at regular intervals, In addition, a paper will be given early 2008 at the 4th International Symposium of the

St. Mark Foundation for Coptic History Studies, to be held at Naqada Egypt.

The progress and development methodology of the Coptic sites database will be presented at this conference.


Progress 2006/07

CMMDB designed and caption sheet completed
Visit to Muenster Institute for Egyptology and Coptology to gather information, and to interview Dr Gawdat Gabra
Interview with Coptologist Dr Gawdat Gabra streamed on site
Collating data for input into database of St Gabriels, Fayoum, and comparison of cave hermitage of Wadi el-rayan

February -Naqqada conference - additional information collated and methods of storage and retrieval discussed
March - Bibliographical references collated and checked ready for input