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Old Cairo  

Old Cairo

Old Cairo

August 29th 2011
Saturday morning at 9 am we were off to explore another part of Cairo, this time a very historical part, Old Cairo. Technically Old Cairo came before the Cairo we know today as a city and was formally known as Babylon. The city used to be surrounded by a fortress named Fort Babylon which housed the Coptic Churches and Synagogues. When one thinks of Egypt one associates it with the Muslim Religi ... read more
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Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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