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The Church of St Barbara

A small and historically significant church near Abu Serga, the Church of St. Barbara, or “Sitt Barbara” houses some interesting icons and the relics of the Saint herself, who was murdered by her father after attempting to convert him to Christianity.Many of the treasures of this ancient church can now be found in the Coptic museum which is a two minute walk away. Built between the 4th and 5th centuries this church retains a beautiful ambience owing to the artful icons and its breathtaking Coptic architecture. While visiting this holy place please be sure to dress modestly.