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« on: November 15, 2009, 11:08:48 PM »

I wish this video were longer.  It shows restorations being done at St. Antony monastery in Egypt.  What is fascinating (at least to me) is that it shows some ancient monastic cells found under the monastery.  It also shows some beautiful early iconography:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAh-qxh1_Ic
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 12:00:11 AM »

What a brilliant way to display and preserve the excavations using a see through floor in the Church; and what an excellent reminder that the living Church has a history!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 12:53:57 AM »

Thanks for sharing this awesome video!
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 02:37:18 AM »

I just realized that I recently posted another thread which had something about this monastery and its restorations.  If you click onto the fourth video I posted there, you'll see more about the iconography:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,24018.0.html
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