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HISTORY CAIRO - HISTORY OF CAIRO EGYPT - HISTORY

Cairo HistoryCairo 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.

 

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