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More destruction of older civilizations by Muslims and this time less known monuments; The Church of St. Theonas in Alexandria Egypt

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 10, 2012 at 09:27

In late antique Alexandria Christians built the great church of St. Theonas that was located near the harbor in the area known now as el-attarryine.

This magnificent church was converted to a mosque now called el-attarryine mosque and it is also called the one thousand columns mosque and here is what it looks like now http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/attarinemosque.htm

What a disgrace and shameful destruction of human heritage by Muslims and of converting churches into mosques

PS: we are told in the information provided in the link that it was the Church of St. Athanathius the great theologian and Patriarch of Alexandria but this is incorrect and St. Theonas Church was a melkite church

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