Founded in the 10th century, Historic Cairo is one of the world oldest Islamic cities, boasting renowned mosques, old markets and streets, and monuments.
Five sabils and a hammam in Historic Cairo have received much-needed facelifts, reports Nevine El-Aref…
Ahram Online looks back at the long history of Cairo’s historic cemeteries, which each hold up mirrors to the rich heritage of Egypt…
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.
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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Just when you think you know your city well enough, Cairo surprises you with routes unknown and all the mythic stories left behind.