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700 Adamnan, abbot of Iona, writes that Mark’s body buried in east part of altar of church of St. Mark in Alexandria with identifying marble monument.
c. 713–724 Berlin Papyrus 10677 originates from Egypt, on Arab rule.
714 Use of Coptic language made illegal, Arabic imposed; taxation increased on Dhimmis.
720 Death of Zacharias, bishop of Shkow (Sakha), author of Homilies on Holy Family in Egypt and on penitence, Lives of John Colobos, and his teachers at Scetis, Abraham and George.
730–742 Theodore, patriarch of Alexandria.
731 Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People echoes many earlier African voices (Origen, Pachomius, Augustine, Cyril) long buried in medieval European texts.
743 Church of Saint Shenute of Old Cairo first mentioned where Kha’il I,patriarch of Alexandria (743-767) was elected.
743 John of Damascus (c. 645-c. 749) writes orthodox systematic theology catenae relying upon numerous Egyptian and African sources, The Source of Knowledge; John of Damascus on Islam; On the Divine Images.
743–767 Michael, Coptic patriarch, acknowledges conversion of 24,000 Christians to Islam.
745 Cyriacus (or Kyriakos), king of Dongola, marches to Cairo to free the Copt Patriarch Mikhail.
767–776 Menas, patriarch of Alexandria.
789–808 Coptic martyrdom narratives abound, some for allegedly “insulting the Prophet.”
798 Aengus (Oengus) the anchorite writes On Feasts (Festilogium de Sancti Aengus), recording saints of Ireland, some having genealogical traces of Egyptian names; evidences of links between Egyptian Bawit monastery and Irish Jouarre monastary, Coptic and Irish illuminations of manuscripts.