Sights of Cairo
The capital of Egypt, Cairo, has a very good location – at the intersection of the lowlands and the mouth of the Nile River. Perhaps this is the secret of the successful course of history and the successful development of one of the largest cities in Africa. In numerous museums of the state, economic and general cultural center of Egypt, you can see a clear demonstration of the ancient history of this land, which includes more than 5 millennia.
And the well-known sights of Cairo and the nearby pyramids of the Egyptian pharaohs attract many travelers from all over the world to these places.
The pyramids, which today are an informal hallmark of Egypt, and they do not need an official introduction, are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, incredibly preserved, which has come down to our times in almost original form.
The Great Pyramids of Giza are an example of traditional Egyptian architecture designed to erect tombs for the pharaohs. They are absolutely justifiably related to the world wonders of the planet, since there is still no unequivocal opinion about the method of their construction, about their author. The theme of the construction of the Egyptian pyramids still gives rise to various myths and theories that cannot be fully proven.
Also, among the attractions of Cairo, one can note the Coptic Museum, founded in 1910, is located on Misr al-Quadima Square, in one of the old districts of the city, where Coptic Christians have lived since time immemorial. That is why the museum is interesting from the point of view of studying the life, life, development and history of the Copts. The museum began its existence with a collection of cultural heritage, which belonged to Markus Simaika.
The building where the museum is located now also represents a significant part of the Coptic architectural architecture: doors, a balcony, bars on the windows, door and window bolts taken from ancient Coptic dwellings and churches. These small details demonstrate a particle of the culture of the Egyptian people. The museum has a large number of halls displaying items from the period of early Orthodoxy (300-1000 AD). In addition, a visit to the museum will give you the opportunity to admire the elegance and craft of the ancient peoples – you will find unique products made of clay, glass, wood, the rarest metal works, ancient scrolls and ancient fabric.
The Pharaoh’s Village is located on a small island in the Giza district of Cairo. Here you can feel the effect of moving in time thanks to the floating amphitheater. First, it passes through the canal, along the banks of which there are statues of the twelve most famous ancient Egyptian gods. Then come alive scenes of the life of the ancient Egyptians: artists dressed in the clothes of the times of the pharaohs are busy farming, making clay products, you can see how papyrus is made. You can take amazing photos along the way. In the “Village of the Pharaohs” there is a classic Egyptian temple, the dwellings of the poor and rich ancient Egyptian people.
The Al-Azhar Mosque is a symbol and another significant landmark of Cairo. The construction of the mosque began some time after the founding of Cairo and was completed in the month of Ramadan 972. This was during the reign of the Fatimid dynasty, who reigned in Egypt for more than three centuries.
In addition to the religious center, Al-Azhar is also the main university where Muslim students from various countries receive knowledge in more than 50 faculties.