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Offline CoptoGeek

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Here is some of the restoration done at the Church of the Red Monastery near Sohag, Egypt.



Art historian returns ancient Egyptian church to living color

"Now, after nearly a decade of planning, fundraising, diplomacy and painstaking conservation, the fragile wall paintings of Dayr Anba Bishay — commonly known as the Church of the Red Monastery, perhaps the best-preserved and most complete original late-Roman painted church interior in the Byzantine world — are beginning to show their true colors and deliciously complex patterns again"

http://www.temple.edu/newsroom/2007_2008/05/stories/art_historian.htm

Some history of the Monastery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Monastery
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Re: Art historian returns ancient Egyptian church to living color
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 10:37:29 AM »
Beatutiful. Thanks for sharing this. :)
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