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Cpptic cairo inculde the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga).Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic era, 

There is evidence of settlement in the area as early as the 6th century BC, when Persians built a fort on the Nile, north of Memphis. The Persians also built a canal from the Nile (at Fustat) to theRed Sea. The Persian settlement was called Babylon

It is traditionally held that the Holy Family visited the area during the Flight into Egypt, seeking refuge from Herod.[5] Further it is held that Christianity began to spread in Egypt when St. Markarrived in Alexandria, becoming the first Patriarch, though the religion remained underground during the rule of the Romans.[6] As the local population began to organize towards a revolt, the Romans, 

Under the Romans, St. Mark and his successors were able to convert a substantial portion of the population, from pagan beliefs to Christianity. As the Christian communities in Egypt grew, they were subjected to persecution by the Romans, under Emperor Diocletian ar