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Ministers of tourism, local development inspect renovation of Virgin Mary's Tree in Matareya

Friday، 03 January 2020 - 01:41 PM

Minister of Tourism Khaled el Anani and Minister of Local Development Mohamed Shaarawy on Thursday inspected the renovation works in the location of Virgin Mary's Tree and its surroundings in Cairo's suburb of Matareya.

During the inspection tour, Anani asserted the importance of abiding to the schedule set to finish the renovation works.

Meanwhile, Shaarawy gave directives to remove any violations in the area of the renovation.

The Tree of the Virgin is a sycamore tree in the El Matareya suburb of Cairo. According to local beliefs, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph stopped at El Matareya (then a small village) on their trip to Egypt. 

MENA

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