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« on: July 08, 2010, 04:16:58 PM »

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"


Some history of the Monastery

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 10:37:29 AM »

Beatutiful. Thanks for sharing this. Smiley

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