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Which Macarius?

A new set of wall paintings has been discovered on the south wall of the nave at Deir al-Surian. The paintings commemorate the death of Mar Marqari of Takrit, an abbot of the monastery who died in 888. The first painting depicts St. Macarius with his cherubim and a reference to a story from the life of Macarius of Alexandria. The second shows two saints on horseback.

Read more at Al-Ahram Weekly. See more images on the Deir al-Surian Conservation Project Facebook page.


Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in News

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