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Cairo Back Then

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ImageCairo' s ancient roots are rich in history. The city is a sage of the world, especially since it was founded in AD116 by the Romans when they rebuilt an old Persian fortress along the Nile (then known as Babylon-in-Egypt ).

 

From the late ninth century onwards, a succession of Arab rulers made their mark on the city: Ibn Tulun built his royal city el-Qatai, the Fatimids built the walled city of el-Qahira, from which Cairo takes it name. In the 13th century, the Mameluks, a caste of Turkish soldier-slaves, rose to power. They were succeeded by the Ottomans, the French under Napoleon and finally the British. The birth of modern Cairo came in 1863, when the ruler Ismail expanded the city along the Nile in the style of the great European cities. After the country returned to Egyptian rule in 1952, Cairo rose to the forefront as the capital of the Arab world.

 

Masjid Information

In Muslim countries there is usually a masjid at every street corner so we are not listing masjids here.

Transportation/Getting Around

Getting Around
Getting around Cairo by public transportation is not the best way to travel. Thus, it is ...
Taxi
Taxis in Cairo are colored in black and white and are easy to find on the street. The only hassle ...
From airport
Taxi is the best way to get from the airport to your desired destination. Getting a taxi is easy, ...
Driving Tips
Unless you want an anxiety attack, it is preferred you not drive in Cairo. The drivers are very ...
Bus
It is not recommended that you take public buses if you want comfortable navigation around Cairo. ...
Cars for Hire
An international driver's license and a minimum age of 25 are necessary to rent a car in ...