Cairo Sightseeing Tours
Cairo Sightseeing Tours, Tours in Cairo
Cairo is one of the oldest cities in the ancient world. It also includes the “Fortress of Babylon,” which is one of the ancient Roman remains. It includes the Hanging Church and the Tree of Lady of Mary, the tree that Mary used as a shelter on her journey from Palestine to Egypt to escape the oppression of the Romans.
The leader, Jawhar al-Siqali, began building the new capital of the Fatimid state by order of the Fatimid Caliph al-Muizz Lidin Allah al-Fatimid, on the 17th of Sha’ban 358 AH corresponding to July 6, 969 AD, and this day became a national holiday for the governorate of Cairo.
He called it Al-Mansuriya, and when the Fatimid Caliph Al-Muizz Li-Din Allah arrived in Egypt and entered the new city in 362 AH, he called it “Cairo.”
From the Fatimid era to the Ayyubid and Mamluk era, Cairo witnessed the finest Islamic architecture, which was represented in the construction of castles, forts, walls and schools such as Salah El-Din Castle, Sultan Barquq School, and Al-Hussein Mosque and others.
All this ancient history of Cairo came as a result of its distinguished strategic location, which qualified it to be the political capital of Egypt throughout the ages, in addition to being the cultural, artistic, scientific and historical capital of the Arab and Islamic world.
|Languages spoken||Arabic , English|
|Currency used||Egyptian Pounds (L.E)|