Tuesday, July 7, 2015

News, Port Said: St Eugene Church in Port Said put on heritage list

Saint Eugene Church in Port Said is put on Egypt's Heritage List for Islamic and Coptic Monuments. Written by Nevine El-Aref.

The Ministry of Antiquities has agreed to put Saint Eugene Church in Port Said on Egypt's Heritage List for Islamic and Coptic Monuments.

Mohamed Abdel-Latif, head of the Islamic and Coptic Antiquities Department, said the church was selected to be on the list because it is the oldest church in Port Said. 

It was built in 1809 on the remains of an older church built of wood on land donated by the Suez Canal Authority to Maltese monks.

He told Ahram Online that the church was built in the European architectural style combining classical and renaissance era styles. 

It has a façade of stone while its floors are made of marble and its walls are decorated with foliage and geometric elements.

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