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Category: Museums and art galleries

El Sakkakini Palace Cairo (Egypt)

The El Sakkakini Palace  is a small district (quarter) in Cairo, Egypt that neighbours the El Zaher and Abbaseya districts.El Sakkakini was originally part of El Zaher, but it was named after a wealthy, famous, family of Syrian origin, whose patriarch (head of the family), Count Gabriel Habib Sakkakini Pasha (1841–1923) had built a palace and a church in the area in 1897. In […]

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Cairo Zoo (Egypt)

  The Giza Zoo is a zoological garden in Giza, Egypt. It is one of the few green areas in the city, and includes Giza’s largest park. The zoo covers about 80 acres (32 ha), and is home to many endangered species, as well as a selection of endemic fauna. The first to be built in the Middle East, rare species have been successfully bred […]

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Cairo (Egypt)

Cairo  is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world. Its metropolitan area, with a population of over 20 million, is the largest in Africa, the Arab world, and the Middle East, and the 15th-largest in the world. Cairo is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, Cairo was […]

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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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Saqqara Pyramids (Egypt)

Saqqara , also spelled Sakkara or Saccara in English , is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as a number of mastabas (Arabic word meaning ‘bench’). Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of […]

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El Qanater El Khayreya (Egypt)

El Qanater El Khayreya  “the Benevolent Bridges”  is a city and a markaz in Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt. It is the location of the Delta Barrages, the first modern irrigation structure across the Nile, located at the apex of the Nile Delta. In the mid 1850s, when Viceroy Sa’id Pasha took over project construction he ordered a silver medal to be struck […]

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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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Cairo Tower (Egypt)

The Cairo Tower   is a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m (614 ft), it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for about 50 years. It was the tallest structure in Africa for ten years until 1971, when it was surpassed by Hillbrow Tower in South Africa. One of Cairo’s well-known modern monuments, sometimes considered Egypt’s second most famous landmark after […]

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 Museum of Islamic Art MIA (Egypt)

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Cairo, Egypt is considered one of the greatest in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world. In recent years, the museum has displayed about 4,500 artefacts in 25 Halls ,but it […]

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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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Graeco-Roman Museum (Egypt)

The Graeco-Roman Museum is an archaeological museum located in Alexandria, Egypt. Erected in 1892, it was first built in a five-room apartment, inside one small building on Rosetta Street . In 1895, it was transferred to another, larger building . The museum contains several pieces dating from the Greco-Roman (Ptolemaic) era in the 3rd century […]

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Citadel of Salah ad-Din (Egypt)

The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin  is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din (Saladin) and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Its location […]

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Ras El Tin Palace (Egypt)

Ras El Tin Palace The palace has a long historical association with Egyptian royalty. It is one of few palaces in Egypt to witness the initiation of the long-lasting Muhammad Ali dynasty by Muhammad Ali Pasha (r. 1805–1848) during the early 19th century. A number of foreign architects and engineers were commissioned by Muhammad Ali […]

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The Abu Simbel Temples (Egypt)

Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel , a village in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km (140 mi) southwest of Aswan (about 300 km (190 mi) by road). The complex is part of the […]

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Royal Family Jewelry Museum (Egypt)

The Royal Family Jewelry Museum. is an art and history museum in the Zizenia neighborhood of Alexandria, Egypt. It is located in the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahra. The building’s halls contain an inestimable collection of jewels and jewelry of the Muhammed Ali Dynasty. 19th-century paintings, statues, and descriptive arts are also exhibited in […]

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The Great Library of Alexandria (Egypt)

The Great Library of Alexandria established probably during the reign of #Ptolemy I Philadelphus (285–246 BC). It was one of the great centers of Human Knowledge ever that contained thousands of rare volumes and housed and employed scholars and poets.

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