It comprises an entrance, a narthex, a long nave, several aisles and three sanctuaries.

Like most other Coptic Orthodox churches that have more than one Sanctuary, the middle sanctuary is the one of main importance, dedicated to St. After entering, from the narthex's lobby, there are five marble columns that separate the nave from the two aisles.

After it was stored in the museum it seems to have been completely forgotten until it was rediscovered by Sherbiny.

Though a relatively large number of Egyptian papyrus rolls or fragments survived in Egypt because of the dry desert climate, very few ancient Egyptian leather rolls survived.

Writing in the Lancet journal, she said: 'To be classed as true prosthetic devices any replacement must satisfy several criteria.'The material must withstand bodily forces so that it does not snap or crack with use.In September 2015 Egyptologist Wael Sherbiny of Brussels announced his rediscovery of the oldest and longest Egyptian leather roll in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.Dating from the late Old Kingdom to the early Midddle Kingdom (2300-2000 BCE), the roll measures about 8.2 feet (2.5 meters).A door found during one of the church's many restorations could date as early as the 4th Century.Between 10, the Church was fully restored to house the relics of Saint Barbara. The Church was damaged again by another fire during the 12th century.The toes date from before 600BC, pre-dating what was previously thought to be the earliest known practical prosthesis - the Roman Capula Leg - by several hundred years.


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