Islamic Cairo

Sneak peek into the Fatimid State in Egyptian history

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 - 11:56 GMT

The Fatimid state was the golden age of Islamic art in Egypt.

Historic Cairo is the largest, most important heritage city in the world

Tue, 14 Dec 2021 - 12:32 GMT

It is a lively city characterized by the richness of its urban fabric.

Egypt’s Culture Min., Director-General of ISESCO announce Cairo as Capital of Islamic World 2022

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 - 12:45 GMT

The celebrations come within the framework of the program implemented by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

Egypt’s Minister of Culture, ISESCO Director to hold press conference on Dec. 7

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 12:32 GMT

During the press conference, the details of the activities held on the occasion of choosing Cairo as the Capital of Culture for the countries of the Islamic world for 2022 will be announced.

National Organization for Urban Harmony represents Egypt in 6th Arab Urban and Architectural Heritage Observatory

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 02:02 GMT

The meeting ended with numerous recommendations that would preserve the Arab urban heritage and make it a source of inspiration for the design of new cities.

Al-Sennari House celebrates one-year anniversary of establishment of “Cairo Biography” Initiative on October 17

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 02:07 GMT

The program of the celebration includes various artistic segments, a screening of a short film about the history of the city of Cairo, and a heritage panorama [Culturama].

Developing Historic Cairo to restore its cultural splendor

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 02:38 GMT

The President instructed to provide full support for these projects.

Zahi Hawass gives lecture on Egypt’s recent archaeological discoveries in Los Angeles, USA

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 - 01:45 GMT

Hawass said that this event is a strong promotional means for culture and tourism in Egypt.

President Sisi briefed on efforts of renovating shrines of Ahl al-Bayt in Egypt

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 07:34 GMT

President Sisi directed that the renovation work should include all the shrines’ interior yards, decorations, attached utilities, and streets surrounding them.

July 6 marks 1049 years since establishment of Cairo: Egypt’s ancient city

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 02:08 GMT

Throughout the years, Cairo's features changed; its ancient streets became crowded, and modern architecture overshadowed the beauty of its Islamic architecture.

Al-Hakim Mosque’s surrounding area within development works of Historic Cairo

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 01:27 GMT

Historic Cairo is one of the most important and largest heritage cities in the world.

60% of restoration works of Cairo’s Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, Clock Tower completed

Sun, 23 May 2021 - 11:16 GMT

The restoration works aim to restore their original luster, and highlight their archaeological and artistic beauty.

Cairo ranked 1st best travel destination in Africa

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 01:05 GMT

According to Africa’s best destinations, Cape Town and Victoria Falls came after Cairo, respectively.

Today in 2008: Al-Muizz Street was born

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 04:13 GMT

Al-Muizz Street was officially inaugurated on February 22, 2008, to be one of the most beautiful open museums of Islamic antiquities in the world.

International bloggers’ visits to Egyptian archaeological sites aim to promote tourism

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 02:53 GMT

The bloggers who visited Egypt enjoy tremendous popularity in their countries, as each of them is followed by at least half a million social media users.

'Investment priced' apartments being built behind Cairo Citadel Aqueduct

Sun, 11 Oct 2020 - 11:06 GMT

Cairenes are enthusiastically waiting for the development of the Cairo Citadel Aqueduct as 60 apartment blocks are being built behind it in place of slums and tanneries.

Limited fire breaks out in 3rd floor of Al-Azhar Mosque in Islamic Cairo

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 12:32 GMT

The fire was caused by a short circuit in one of the lamps in an upper flood room used to store some furnishings.

A glimpse on ‘Gates of Cairo’

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 04:23 GMT

The Gates of Cairo were gates at portals in the city walls of medieval Islamic Cairo.

Two days off for Khan El-Khalili to celebrate Imam Hussein’s birth

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 - 10:19 GMT

Khan El-Khalili in old Cairo will be closed for two days in celebration of the Imam Hussein’s Birth from January 15 to 17.

Ali Zein El-Abdeen's shrine renovation continues

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 07:35 GMT

He also added that the shrine will be reopened in January after finishing the required restoration work which was started in May.

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