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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 University (Egypt)

Cairo University . known as the Egyptian University from 1908 to 1940, and King Fuad I University from 1940 to 1952) is Egypt’s premier public university. Its main campus is in Giza, immediately across the Nile from Cairo. It was founded on 21 December 1908; however, after being housed in various parts of Cairo, its […]

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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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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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Abdeen Palace (Egypt)

Abdeen Palace Built on the site of a small mansion owned by Abidin Bey, Abdeen Palace, which is named after him, is considered one of the most sumptuous palaces in the world in terms of its adornments, paintings, and large number of clocks scattered in the parlors and wings, most of which are decorated with […]

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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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