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The most famous of Coptic churches in Cairo, el-Muallaqa or the "Hanging" Church owes its name to the fact that the church appeared suspended over a section of the Roman wall. It is believed that a church has existed on the site since the 3rd century AD, although it was completely rebuilt in the 11th century. Changes and additions continued through out the centuries, so the result is a mix of architectural styles. The interior decorations include geometric motifs similiar to those seen in mosques.

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  • Written Apr 27, 2007
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