Certain Christian ruins in Egypt pre-date Muslim presence
International Christian Concern (ICC) reports that archeological digs unearthed the ruins of a Christian monastery dating back to the fifth century according to a statement from Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
The dig at Tel Gabub Qasr Al-Aguz in Egypt’s western desert unearthed several new structures, rooms, and pottery. Some nineteen rooms for monks were discovered, along with a well-intact church.
Several of the walls were covered with Bible verses written in Greek and Coptic symbols. Though Egyptian members of the ministry hope that this new discovery will help drive tourism, there are deeper religious freedom implications.
The discovery of the ancient monastery, shows the historic presence of Christianity in Egypt, even pre-dating Islam.