Ten percent of
Built in the 300s, the
The Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo is the oldest existing monument to Jews in
Started in 970, the year after the Fatimids founded
Mamluks seized power in
Built in 1382, the huge bazaar of Khan al-Khalili contains thousands of shops selling an unimaginable variety of goods.
In Islamic Cairo one may find the caravanserai of al-Ghouri. A caravanserai was a place where medieval merchants could safely rest their camels, store their goods, sleep, and trade. The caravanserai of al-Ghouri, built in the early 1500s, is the best example of one in
Salah ad-Din (1137-1193) ordered construction of the Citadel in 1176. He had it built on the highest ground near
Suleiman (1494-1566) ruled
Muhammad Ali (1769-1849) ordered a mosque built on the summit of the Citadel. Construction began in 1830 and finished in 1848. Its courtyard contains a large clock. Louis Philippe (1773-1850), king of
Saad Zaghloul (1853-1927) wanted to end English control of
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