In Old Cairo, residents reconnect with their heritage; AFP
For most of their lives, children from historic Cairo’s Al Khalifa district only saw the mausoleums, mosques and madrasa schools that pepper their neighbourhood from outside heavy bronze doors. In one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities, communities were becoming increasingly separated from the centuries-old buildings they lived alongside — prompting architect and heritage management expert May Al Ibrashy to launch a programme to “foster a sense of ownership over this heritage”.
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Historic Cairo regains its ancient glory; Hani Sameer; Al Monitor
The Egyptian government is reviving Historic Cairo to make a unique tourist attraction.
Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo; Xinhua/Malaysia Sun
Founded in the 10th century, Historic Cairo is one of the world oldest Islamic cities, boasting renowned mosques, old markets and streets, and monuments.
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…
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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
Cairo is a feast for all the senses; Neeta Lal; Rediff
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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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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