Friday, February 5, 2010

The Restoration of St. Anthony's Monastery

The eight year restoration of the 1600 year old Christian monastery St. Anthony's has recently been completed. The restorations to the monastery have been extensive including a tower, two churches and the monks quarters.

The monastery was founded by St. Anthony who lived in isolation in a cave and when he died his followers built the monastery. The timing on the completion of the job is good as it may hopefully bring a measure of calm and tolerance in lite of the recent religious based murders on the eve of Coptic Christmas.

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