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    Monday, August 08, 2005

    Remains of ancient church found in Egypt

    Those of you who know me, know about my interest in archaeology and ancient churches. For my art requirement in college, i should medievil church architecture. The remains of an ancient church and monks' retreats that date back to the early years of monasticism have been discovered in a Coptic Christian monastery in the Red Sea area, officials said Saturday. Workers from Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities found the ruins while restoring the foundations of the Apostles Church at St. Anthony's Monastery. The monastery, which is in the desert west of the Red Sea, was founded by disciples of St. Anthony, a hermit who died in A.D. 356 and is regarded as the father of Christian monasticism. A colony of hermits settled around him and he led them in a community. hmmm a colony of that like a colony of hobbits? Still i think its incredibly cool and a testament to the middle east as a center of early civilization. Amazing that centuries ago, different religions could co-exist peacefully in things have changed.




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