Sakkara

Sakkara

Leaving Memphis, and travelling westward over an excellent road for four kilometers, and ascending the sandy plateau, we come to the vast graveyard, the greatest Necropolis of Sakkara in which the Memphite Pharaohs and inhabitants of their capital city were…

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Memphis

Memphis

Let us turn our steps to one of the most famous capitals of the ancient world, the first historical capital of united Egypt, Memphis which dates back to 3200 B.C.; to visit the earliest monuments of civilized man.The trip is…

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Khan El Khalili Cairo Islamic area

Khan El Khalili Cairo Islamic area

However short the stay maybe, the tourist to Cairo should always find a time to spare for visiting the unique shops of Khan El Khalili Bazaars.Khan El Khalili was first designed for jewelers and dealers in ornate clothing as well…

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Joseph's Well

Joseph's Well

It is situated within the Citadel, but it is far older than the Citadel itself and is probably the work of Ancient Egyptians, although it takes its name from the Joseph of the Bible, but from Salah el Din Youssef…

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The Church of Abu Seifein old Cairo

The Church of Abu Seifein old Cairo

To the north of the Roman fortress stands the ancient Monastery (deir) known as Deir Abu Seifein, so called because its largest church is dedicated to Saint Mercuruis. The word Abu Seifein means father of the swords and according to…

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The Moallakah Church (the hanging church)

The Moallakah Church (the hanging church)

The Moallakah Church, the most ancient of churches in the Roman Fortress, derives its common name from its being suspended between two Roman Bastions and the ascent is made by a staircase built close by one of these bastions. Authorities…

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Amr Ibn El Ass Mosque Old Cairo

Amr Ibn El Ass Mosque Old Cairo

From a chronological point of view we should have begun with Amr Mosque which was the first mosque erected in Egypt directly after the Arab conquest. It is known as the mosque of conquest or the crown mosque. It is…

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Alabaster Mosque (Mohammed Ali Mosque)

Alabaster Mosque (Mohammed Ali Mosque)

The Mohammed Ali Mosque is one of the landmarks of Cairo and is one of the first features to catch the eye when approaching the city no matter from which side. After completing the construction of the palaces and the…

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