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What to know about Cairo, Egypt

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

Cairo, the largest city in Africa, is the capital of Egypt, has a population approximated at 15 million and covers an area of 453 square km. It is situated in the border of the river Nil at 161 km from the Mediterranean Sea at the edge of the desert.

Before the building of our days metropolis n that place there were always other smaller towns, but became a royal seat only in the eleventh century. The Sultan Saladin had the idea of surrounding the city with walls, so the city became the largest in the East. Europe has discovered Egypt due to Napoleon, who disturbed the atmosphere of a medieval city. Cairo has been modernized by Mohammed Ali, who gave it a new look.

The main attraction of this city is the National Museum of Egypt wich is located in Tahrir Square. Here are exposed over 100,000 archaeological objects, but the visitors main atractions are The Mummy Hall and the treasure Tuthankamon.

 

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2. May 23, 2002 Luxor for first time visitors (Luxor)
3. May 25, 2002 What to know about Cairo (Cairo)

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Dinner cruises are also popular choices in Egypt. However, should you be up for a more conventional dining, Felfela and Abou Sid are popular food chains that offer authentic and affordable Egyptian food. Other western fast food chains can also be found in the city like the McDonald’s and KFC. The splendid Opera house is famous for housing houses several galleries including the Museum of Modern Art. The open-air theatre is also the venue for listening to Arabic music while watching the stars on the Egyptian sky. The district of El-Ghuriya, in the heart of Islamic Cairo, is a venue where you can watch folk musicians and whirling dervish... Read more »

 
 
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Luxor for first time visitors - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Luxor is one of the oldest cities in the world, with over 7000 years old. It is situated on the border of the river Nil in the center of Egypt, in a fertile area, on the place of the huge capital of the New Empire, it is the city with 100... Read more »

What to know about the Kheops Pyramid - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Great Pyramid of Gizeh, is one of the seven wonders, the oldest and still the only one that survived the passage of time. Until the Eiffel Tower was built, this monument was the highest in the world for 43 centuries. Initially had a... Read more »

 
 

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