Church Treasures

Church Treasures Village Life

Coptic Church Treasures


treasury door


leather bags in which the manuscripts are stored


cross and a manuscript on display


Sistra in the basket




the parasols used in Coptic processions


stone fragment with Sabaean language inscription

The people who called themselves Saba' (biblical Sheba) are both the earliest and the most abundantly attested in the surviving written records. Their centre was at Ma'rib, east of present-day San'ā', Yemen and on the edge of the sand desert. (In the indigenous inscriptions Ma'rib is rendered Mryb or Mrb; the modern spelling is based on an unjustified “correction” by medieval Arabic writers.)

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