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Cairo, Egypt
القاهرة

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The fruit and vegetable market, Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996


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Islamic architecture of the Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa, Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996


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Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa 1256 AD (left) and the Al-Rifai Mosque 1912 (right), Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996


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Alleys of Islamic Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996


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The Call to Prayer, Sultan Hassan Mosque, Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996


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Entrance to the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996

المتحف المصري

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Crazy Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996


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The Call to Shop, Khan el Khalili, Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996

The Khan El Khalili market was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el-Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid City. Together with the al-Muski market to the west, the markets comprise one of Cairo’s most important shopping areas. But more than that, they represent the market tradition which established Cairo as a major center of trade, and at the Khan, one will still find foreign merchants. It is speculated that this market was involved in the spice monopoly controlled by the Mamluks, which encouraged the Europeans to search for new routes to the East and led Columbus, indirectly, to discover the Americas.


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Balancing planks on their heads, Cairo, Egypt — December 6, 1996

See those two bicylcists on the lower left of this photo... are they really both balancing that plank on their heads while riding bikes, or am I just seeing things?

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