One of the external walls of the shrine of St. George in Cairo

One of the external walls of the shrine of St. George in Cairo

This door is located at the main street but access is through a smaller door in the street nearby

This door is located at the main street but access is through a smaller door in the street nearby

This covered street is in the Old Cairo (Fustat or Coptic Cairo), the door to the shrine of St. George is on the left

This covered street is in the Old Cairo (Fustat or Coptic Cairo), the door to the shrine of St. George is on the left

Entry door of the shrine of St. Geroge, it is also known as the Nuns of St.George Convent or St. Geroge's Convent

Entry door of the shrine of St. Geroge, it is also known as the Nuns of St.George Convent or St. Geroge's Convent

The main hall of the shrine dates back to the 10th century

The main hall of the shrine dates back to the 10th century

The hall consists of seven rooms with wooden doors leading into them

The hall consists of seven rooms with wooden doors leading into them

A beautiful wooden ceiling of the main hall - this ceiling is supported by the arches built by stone

A beautiful wooden ceiling of the main hall - this ceiling is supported by the arches built by stone

The one of the most important things in the monastery is the huge door measuring almost 7.6 m high and 2.2m wide - this door dates back to the 10th century

The one of the most important things in the monastery is the huge door measuring almost 7.6 m high and 2.2m wide - this door dates back to the 10th century

There are seven rooms built around the main hall, those rooms display various religious objects

There are seven rooms built around the main hall, those rooms display various religious objects

The monastery of St. George is also called Deir al-Banat (in Arabic), it is believed that the foundation of the structure dates from the seventh or eighth century

The monastery of St. George is also called Deir al-Banat (in Arabic), it is believed that the foundation of the structure dates from the seventh or eighth century

High ceiling and windows of the shrine - nuns live on the upper floors of the building

High ceiling and windows of the shrine - nuns live on the upper floors of the building

This chain is believed to have miraculous powers and it is 4.2 meters long, is attached to the south wall of the inner room of the shrine

This chain is believed to have miraculous powers and it is 4.2 meters long, is attached to the south wall of the inner room of the shrine

Normally the chain is applied to women, though men sometimes seek the blessings of the saint through the chain

Normally the chain is applied to women, though men sometimes seek the blessings of the saint through the chain

Here St. George is depicted in a fight with a dragon although there is no historical proof to this myth

Here St. George is depicted in a fight with a dragon although there is no historical proof to this myth

This story didn't associate with St. Geroge in the beginning but it may had been adoptedfrom the Western Christians

This story didn't associate with St. Geroge in the beginning but it may had been adoptedfrom the Western Christians

A sign above a small door indicates where the grave of this holy man was

A sign above a small door indicates where the grave of this holy man was

This seems to be the exterior of a church (beside the Convent of St. George) but I wasn't sure

This seems to be the exterior of a church (beside the Convent of St. George) but I wasn't sure

The Church of St. George is also located in Fustat, the earliest church was built in 684 by Athanasius

The Church of St. George is also located in Fustat, the earliest church was built in 684 by Athanasius

The ancient Fortress of Babylon was built close to a Pharaonic Canal (now Coptic Cairo)

The ancient Fortress of Babylon was built close to a Pharaonic Canal (now Coptic Cairo)

The first fortress on this site was built by the Persians around 6th century BC, the Romans used the Persian fortress to their advantage

The first fortress on this site was built by the Persians around 6th century BC, the Romans used the Persian fortress to their advantage

Later, emperor Trajan (98AD - 117AD) moved the fortress to it's current location

Later, emperor Trajan (98AD - 117AD) moved the fortress to it's current location

This ancient fort had served it's two main purpose in the past, first, it was at an ideal location to control traffic and trade along the Nile, and from the Red Sea canal. But it was also a refuge of Coptic Christians, who were persecuted by the Roman Christians in Alexandria

This ancient fort had served it's two main purpose in the past, first, it was at an ideal location to control traffic and trade along the Nile, and from the Red Sea canal. But it was also a refuge of Coptic Christians, who were persecuted by the Roman Christians in Alexandria

It is worth noting that when Muslims conquered Egypt, the powerhouse lied in Alexandria not in Cairo, later it was changed to Cairo by the Muslims

It is worth noting that when Muslims conquered Egypt, the powerhouse lied in Alexandria not in Cairo, later it was changed to Cairo by the Muslims

The fortressí towers are almost 10 meters high and 31 meters in diameter - the walls are almost 3 meters thick

The fortressí towers are almost 10 meters high and 31 meters in diameter - the walls are almost 3 meters thick

This fortress was taken over by the Coptic churches, now they are embedded within

This fortress was taken over by the Coptic churches, now they are embedded within

Although, there is very little to see once this huge fortress but it is still a little gem for the history lovers

Although, there is very little to see once this huge fortress but it is still a little gem for the history lovers