North Africa



Abu Mena
The church, baptistry, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops in this early Christian holy city were built over the tomb of the martyr Menas of Alexandria, who died in 296 C.E

Abu Mena






silk coptic grid
By the seventh and eighth centuries in Egypt, patterns on the highest-quality silk panels had become extremely sophisticated and complex

Coptic silk panel












Kairouan
Kairouan is the oldest Islamic city in Africa, holy in its own right and critical for the westward spread of Islam.

Kairouan (from UNESCO)