Nov 14, 2010

Capital of Egypt or capital of garbage

Capital of Egypt or capital of garbage

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and one of the largest city in the Middle East and Africa and lies at the centre of all routes leading to, and from the three continents:   Asia,   Africa and   Europe. It is the Jewel of the Orient, the City of the Thousand Minarets, the cradle of civilization and the beacon of religion.

Greater Cairo extends on the banks of the River Nile to the south of its delta. Here the Nile divides into its two distributaries: Rosetta and Damietta. It is the city where past and present meets. On its east side stands the evidence of 2000 years of Islamic, Christian Coptic, and Jewish culture still flourishing to this day. On its west side lays the Ancient Egyptian city of Memphis (Giza), the renowned capital of the Old Kingdom and the site of the Pyramids, the only wonder surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World. Indeed, a journey through Cairo is a journey through time
The city of Cairo, being one of the largest cities in the world, provides great culture with art galleries, museums and ancient temples.

Today, Greater Cairo encompasses various historic towns and modern districts into one of the most populous cities in the world. A journey through Cairo is a virtual time travel: from the Pyramids, Saladin’s Citadel, the Virgin Mary’s Tree, the Sphinx, and ancient Heliopolis, to Al-Azhar, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-A’as, Saqqara, the Hanging Church, and the Cairo Tower. It is the Capital of Egypt, and indeed its history is intertwined with that of the country. Today, Cairo’s official name is Al-Qahira (Cairo), although the name informally used by most Egyptians is “Masr” (Egyptian Arabic name for Egypt).

But what about the untold facts about this city…see that first then tell us what you think

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