Friday, October 16, 2009

Comperhensive List of Islamic Cairo Places

Islamic Cairo is one of the oldest Islamic city. It was founded by the Arab military commander Amr Ibn al-As following the conquest of Egypt in 641 AD. The medieval city is surrounded from north and South by a big Walls, where the mountains protect the city from the east side and the Nile from the west side. Many Monumental buildings, palaces, famous mosques and madrasas (religious schools), numerous markets still stand witness to a glorious past.

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Islamic Cairo for Google Earth

Islamic Cairo for GIS (Shape file)

Islamic Cairo for GPS (GPX file includes an abbreviated names)


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