History - When the Pyramids were built Egypt's
capital was Memphis so the Pyramids in the city of
Cairo were not built when Cairo was the capital. In
969 by the Fatimids Cairo’s foundations were
laid. The city was at that time called Al-Qahira.
It remained a medieval city for 900 years.
In the years 1863 through 1882, when French-educated
Ismail was in power the city really improved and it
came to resemble that of the gold rush towns. Everything
was looking really good for Cairo
with many improvements it sparkled. The business and
the tourism industry boomed. In 1882 when the British
came that all stopped.
The British occupied Cairo until
the Revolution of 1952.
After the revolution Cairo struggled
to improve itself once again. Though it never seemed
to recapture its remarkable days of yesteryear when
everything was going great it has seen many improvements
since the Revolution.
In recent years the city has seen the highest Tourist
numbers they have ever seen.
Cairo is the largest city in the Middle East and
the population is now estimated at 18,000,000 people
and thousands come to make their home there every
year. There is something special about the land that
attracts many followers to take up a home there. It
is known as the Jewel of the Orient, the City of the
Thousand Minarets, and the Melting Pot of Ancient
and Modern Egyptian Civilizations
and you will see why while you are there. Now the
city of Cairo is one of the most visited cities in
the entire world and is it any wonder? Why how could
you not want to see the land of the infamous Pyramids
and learn how they were built? From its remarkable
past many hope to see Cairo progress further and prosper
for many more years.