For Egyptians, Cairo "is" Egypt.. People in Alexandria say "we are
going to Egypt" when they are leaving for Cairo. This shows how
much this country -Egypt- is dominated by its capital Cairo.
Cairo is not Pharaonic City, the pyramids were built in “ Memphis”
the capital of Ancient Egypt which is 22Km south of the Giza plateau.
Cairo was founded by the Fatimid dynasty in A.D. 969. Before this
time there had been earlier Settlements, like the Roman fortress
Babylon and the “Fustat” established by Amr ibn-Al-As, the Islamic
general who conquered Egypt in AD642. A lot of building from the
Fatimids era remains today, Al-azhar mosque, Bab an Nasr, Bab al
Futuh and Bab Zaweila.
places to visit:
The Pyramids, the sole survivors from the ancient seven wonders
of the world. They are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction. (click
on the above link for more information)
You can here many legends and stories about the mystery surrounding
Known in Arabic as Abu al-hol (Father of terror) the name “Sphinx
cones from the ancient Greeks because it resembled the mythical
winged monster with a woman’s head and a lion body.
There are more than 800 listed monuments, however it is not very
easy to visit their all, here is a list of major visits:
Al Azhar mosque
Saqqara pyramids Article And Photos
Khan Al Khaili
The citadel of Cairo
Ibn Tulun mosque
Mosque of Al-Hakum
Museum of Islamic Art
Mosques el sultan hassan,
Mosque of Al-Rifai