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Category: Cultural events

The Hanging Church (Egypt)

Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church . The Church of Mother of God Saint Mary in Egyptian Babylon, also known as The Hanging Church . Is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of […]

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Egyption Historical Islamic Mosques in Cairo (Egypt)

Mosques in Cairo Cairo holds one of the greatest concentrations of historical monuments of Islamic architecture in the world, and includes mosques and Islamic religious complexes from diverse historical periods. Many buildings were primarily designated as madrasas, khanqahs or even mausoleums rather than mosques, but have nonetheless served as places of worship or prayer at […]

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Al-Muizz li-Din Allah al-Fatimi Street (Egypt)

Al-Muizz li-Din Allah al-Fatimi Street is a major north-to-south street in the walled city of historic Cairo, Egypt. It is one of Cairo’s oldest streets as it dates back to the foundation of the city (not counting the earlier Fustat) by the Fatimid dynasty in the 10th century, under their fourth caliph, Al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah (after whom the street is named). Historically, it was […]

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National Museum of Egyptian Civilization NMEC (Egypt)

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a large museum (23,235 square meters of exhibition space) in the ancient city of Fustat, now part of Cairo, Egypt. The museum partially opened in February 2017 and will display a collection of 50,000 artefacts, presenting Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. Background The permanent collection is divided […]

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Valley of whales (Egypt)

Wadi Al-Hitan, or Valley of whales is a paleontological site in the Faiyum Governorate of Egypt, some 150 km southwest of Cairo. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005mfor its hundreds of fossils of some of the earliest forms of whale, the archaeoceti (a now extinct sub-order of whales). The site reveals evidence for the explanation of one […]

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