GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and the Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

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COPTIC CAIRO

Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites.

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MUSEUM OF EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.

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SALAH EL DIN

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fortification. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, is famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city.

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ZAMALEK AND SURROUNDINGS

Zamalek is an affluent district of western Cairo encompassing the northern portion of Gezira Island in the Nile River. The quiet, leafy streets and 19th-century apartment blocks and villas make this one of the most attractive parts of the city and a favored residential location. It is also the district of many fine restaurants, bars and cafes, including traditional open-air ahwas and European cappuccino bars.

COPTIC CAIRO

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Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites.

MUSEUM OF EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES

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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.

SALAH EL DIN

Egypt-Cairo-(2007)-Salah-El-Din-14928 COVER

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fortification. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, is famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city.

ZAMALEK AND SURROUNDINGS

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Zamalek is an affluent district of western Cairo encompassing the northern portion of Gezira Island in the Nile River. The quiet, leafy streets and 19th-century apartment blocks and villas make this one of the most attractive parts of the city and a favored residential location. It is also the district of many fine restaurants, bars and cafes, including traditional open-air ahwas and European cappuccino bars.

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