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OLD CAIRO ( Egyptian Arabic : Masr el Qadīma) is a part of Cairo
Cairo
, Egypt
Egypt
which pre-dates the Fatimid city of Cairo
Cairo
, founded in 969 CE.

DESCRIPTION

Old Cairo
Cairo
contains the remnants of those cities which were capitals before al-Qahira, such as Fustat , al-Askar and al-Qatta\'i . These are the location of the Mosque of Amr and the Mosque of ibn Tulun , though little else remains today. This area also encompasses Coptic Cairo
Cairo
and its many old churches and ruins of Roman fortifications. Modern tourists visit locations such as the Coptic Museum
Coptic Museum
, the Babylon Fortress
Babylon Fortress
, the Hanging Church and other Coptic churches, the Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As . Fort Babylon is a Roman fortress around which many of the Egyptian Christians\' oldest churches were built. Cairo, channel between Rhoda Island and Old Cairo, Egypt.

Count Gabriel Habib Sakakini Pasha (1841–1923), who had become a household name in his time, built a palace and a church in the El-Sakakini
El-Sakakini
area in 1897 and established the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Old Cairo.

MEDIEVAL HISTORY

During the latter half of the 15th century, two final major transformations took place in Cairo: the port of Bulaq , and a district called Azbakeya
Azbakeya
in the northwest section of the city. The perimeters of the city had been unchanged for the past 300 years according to the map done by the French expedition in 1798 AD. With the Baybars ’s conquest of Cyprus in 1428, Bulaq became the major port of Cairo. By the end of the 15th century, Bulaq was even able to take over the role as the major commercial port from Old Cairo.

SEE ALSO

* Islamic Cairo
Cairo
* Coptic Cairo

REFERENCES

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for OLD CAIRO .

Wikimedia Commons has media related to OLD CAIRO .

* ^ Egy.com * ^ Report on Sakakini Pasha\'s granddaughter Asma el Bakri

* v * t * e

Districts and suburbs of Greater Cairo
Cairo

CAIRO GOVERNORATE

* Abbassia
Abbassia
* Ain Shams
Ain Shams
* Azbakeya
Azbakeya
* Bulaq * Daher * El Marg
El Marg

* HELWAN

* 15th of May

* MOKATTAM

* City of the Dead * Manshiyat Naser
Manshiyat Naser

* Nasr City
Nasr City
* El Qobbah
El Qobbah

* RHODA ISLAND

* El Manial
El Manial

* El Sakkakini
El Sakkakini

* SHUBRA

* Shubra * El Sahel * Rod El Farag
Rod El Farag

* Zeitoun

HISTORICAL

* Coptic Cairo * Downtown Cairo
Cairo
* Faggala
Faggala
* Fustat * Islamic Cairo
Cairo
* El Matareya * Old Cairo

AFFLUENT

* Garden City * Heliopolis * Maadi * Zamalek

NEWLY PLANNED

* Badr * Madinaty

* NEW CAIRO

* Fifth Settlement
Fifth Settlement

* New Heliopolis * El Shorouk
El Shorouk

GIZA GOVERNORATE

* Agouza * Mit Okba
Mit Okba
* Imbaba

HISTORICAL

* Kerdasa
Kerdasa

AFFLUENT

* Dokki * Mohandessin

NEWLY PLANNED

* 6th of October * Sheikh Zayed

QALYUBIA GOVERNORATE

* Shubra El Kheima

NEWLY PLANNED

* Obour

Coordinates : 30°01′N 31°14′E / 30.017°N 31.233°E / 30.017; 31.233

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