Untitled by Rena Effendi

Skull of a Coptic woman, one of the Great Martyrs of Akhmeem. The Monastery of Martyrs in Akhmeem (Egypt) has become a place of pilgrimage for many Copts as they believe visiting the relics of the saints can miraculously cure ailments. These relics are of persecuted Copts dating back to the period of Diocletian and his colleague Maximian, 284 A.D.

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