Aswan, Cairo children visit Religions Complex on 4th day of “People of Egypt” project

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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 01:32 GMT

During the tour - Press photo

During the tour - Press photo

CAIRO – 29 October 2020: On the fourth day of the activities of the “People of Egypt” Children project (Cultural Integration) organized by the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, the children of Aswan and Cairo visited the Religions Complex.

 

Inside the hanging church, children saw the towers of the Babylon fort on which the church, which is considered one of the oldest churches in Egypt, was built. It is characterized by architectural styles belonging to the Basilica art.

 

At the Coptic Museum, Iman Shawkat began her explanation of the architectural art and the engineering character of the museum, where the geometric patterns of the Aqmar Mosque take the form of the external gate, which occupies the entrance to two large fountains with Islamic geometric patterns and two lions similar to the entrance to the Alhambra in India.

 

Inside the museum, Ibtisam Abul Dahab, a tour guide, pointed out the most prominent collections of the museum, which includes about 16,000 artifacts, most of them Coptic icons.

 

Artist Amira Saad carried out a workshop for printing elements and motifs from Islamic architecture and Coptic art, using engraved seals.

 

For his part, artist Yahya Hassan carried out a free drawing workshop to create compositions for paintings inspired by Coptic art and Islamic architecture.

 

At the end of the tour, several artistic workshops were held to document the impressions of the children on the tour.

 

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