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
Africa » Egypt » Lower Egypt » Cairo 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
Hello everyone, Ahlan wa Sahlan! My name is Elena and I am a university student from the United States of America. I am extremely interested in traveling, learning different languages, and experiencing new cultures. This year I will be spending my entire academic year at The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
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