The Hanging Church in Cairo – Keep Calm and Wander

Published Date Author: , June 2nd, 2017

Hanging Church

You might have heard of the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” but you’ve never heard of the Hanging Church in Cairo. The former was one of the 7 Wonders of the World, while the latter once the seat of papacy of the Orthodox Church. This tiny church is known for its apparitions where Mary appeared to Pope Abraham.

Why Hanging Church?

The Church is built over two Roman towers called Babylon Fortress. However today, you won’t be able to see much of the tower since the land surface has risen to some 6 meters. The towers were covered with logs of palm trees with layer of stones that served as the ground/foundation of the church.

To reach the church, you have to pass through 29 steps. Thus, it once earned the monicker as the ‘Staircase Church.”

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Edward Smith said on June 6, 2017, 3:53 am:

The story of the Hanging Church is quite confusing. You have to read through most of the article to find the reason it is called the Hanging Church and only then it states the reason as being architectural? In what way? I don’t get it… Were people hung in the Church because of the high beams? — very confusing, poorly written story in my opinion.

Otherwise I enjoy reading the newsletter. Thanks.

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