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Coptic Christian icons seized at Cairo airport

Customs officials have seized three Coptic Christian icons at the airport in Cairo.

Ahmed al-Rawy, head of the Central Administration of Archaeological Units, said that the first icon is 24 x 30 cm, made of wood, the second 21 x 16 cm, also made of wood, and the third 18 x 20 cm, made of metal and placed in a wooden frame.

The first bears inscriptions of Christ sitting on a cloud, the second shows two women standing opposite each other, holding a cross and palm fronds, with halos over their heads, and the third shows the Virgin Mary carrying Jesus, with a halo and a crown over her head.

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Story: Egypt Independent | Photo: Mohamed Maarouf

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