Tag: EG – Historic Cairo

Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo; Xinhua/Malaysia Sun

Photo: Xinhua

Founded in the 10th century, Historic Cairo is one of the world oldest Islamic cities, boasting renowned mosques, old markets and streets, and monuments.

Source: Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo

Restoration in Historic Cairo; Nevine El-Aref; Al-Ahram Weekly

Five sabils and a hammam in Historic Cairo have received much-needed facelifts, reports Nevine El-Aref…

Source: Restoration in Historic Cairo – Heritage – Al-Ahram Weekly

Egypt works on reviving Historic Cairo to revive its splendour: PM; Ahram Online

 

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Cairo’s City of the Dead: A thousand years of architectural history; Amira Noshokaty; Ahram

Ahram Online looks back at the long history of Cairo’s historic cemeteries, which each hold up mirrors to the rich heritage of Egypt…

Source: Cairo’s City of the Dead: A thousand years of architectural history – Special Files – Folk

Egypt struggles to restore Cairo’s historic heart; Emmanuel Parisse; AFP

Workers perched on scaffolding delicately repair Cairo’s 13th-century al-Zahir Baybars mosque, a vital restoration project in the Egyptian capital’s neglected Islamic quarter. Halted by the popular protests that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the ensuing political and economic turmoil which enveloped the country, restorative work on the Mamluk-era mosque picked back up last month.

Source: Egypt struggles to restore Cairo’s historic heart

Cairo is a feast for all the senses; Neeta Lal; Rediff

Egypt – Historic Cairo

Cairo is a feast for all the senses. Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is a maelstrom of sights, sounds and smells.

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World Heritage Committee praises efforts to preserve Historic Cairo; Nevine El-Aref; Ahram Online

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Along the trail of lions: revisiting Cairo’s historic graves; Amira Noshokaty; Ahram Online

Just when you think you know your city well enough, Cairo surprises you with routes unknown and all the mythic stories left behind.

Rediscovering Cairo’s great Islamic architectural treasures; Ghazi52; Pakistan Defence

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