Historical Cairo

Al-Muizz Street, a gem in Islamic Cairo

Wed, 06 Jul 2022 - 12:31 GMT

Muizz Street, also known as Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah Al-Fatimi Street in Islamic Cairo, is one of the ancient streets in 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.

Cairo Citadel Aqueduct to become an important tourist attraction

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 - 01:49 GMT

The project to develop the Cairo Citadel Aqueduct aims to revive this historical area and re-highlight its cultural splendor with its important cultural value.

Copper dome of Sultan Qaytbay’s Group registered as an antiquity, what’s the story?

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 03:30 GMT

The dome was registered after the approval of the Permanent Committee for Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities, and the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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.

Issuing commemorative medals for Historic Cairo on its 1050th anniversary

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 01:47 GMT

The Public Treasury and Coinage Authority, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, issued a set of commemorative medals celebrating the 1050th anniversary of the founding of Historic Cairo.

1st phase of modernizing lighting system in Al-Muizz Street completed

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 01:33 GMT

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has completed the work of the first phase of the project to modernize and develop the night lighting systems on Al-Muizz Street and all the ancient buildings there.

Disappearance of Al-Hussein Mosque's Chandeliers in Egypt sparks controversy among MB terrorist group

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 - 02:00 GMT

The mosque was built by the Fatimids in the year 549 AH (1154 AD). Each corner contains monuments that testify to different eras of Egypt's history.

All you need to know about Cairo Citadel Aqueduct

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 - 02:12 GMT

It was established as aqueducts to carry water to the citadel more than 600 years ago during the reign of Sultan Al-Nasir Salah Al-Din Al-Ayyubi, the founder of the Ayyubid State in Egypt (from 1169 AD until 1193).

Min. of Antiquities cooperates with Agha Khan Foundation to restore monuments

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 - 02:52 GMT

The minister of antiquities convened with the director of the Aga Khan Foundation to discuss means of cooperation in the development of Cairo’s historical districts.

Several cultural, artistic events to take place on Jan.13

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 - 02:33 GMT

A number of cultural and artistic events will be held in numerous cultural institutions and centers on Jan. 13, 2018.

Antiquities Min. to renovate historical Sharaibi Bathhouse

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 05:56 GMT

The Ministry of Antiquities will start renovating the historical Sharaibi Bathhouse located in Islamic Cairo.