The Red Pyramid Facts - The Red Pyramid History - The Red Pyramid Description

The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid Facts The Red Pyramid is commonly known as the Shinning or the Northern Pyramid and it has the second-largest base of any pyramid in Egypt, each side measures about 220 m. It is considered the largest of the three major pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis 40 km outside Cairo near Saqqara. It was built from red limestone. [...]

The Hanging Church Facts - The Hanging Church History & Architecture

The Hanging Church

The hanging church is the most important and the oldest Church in Egypt. This church has fame and popularity among most Coptic & tourist attractions of Cairo. Why Is It Called The Hanging Church The name “Hanging Church” is actually the name of Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church. It is even referred to as [...]

Bent Pyramid at Dahshur - Bent Pyramid of Snefru - Bent Pyramid Facts

The Bent Pyramid

The bent pyramid of Snefru is located about 40 km away from Cairo at the royal necropolis of Dahshur. It was built by the great pharaoh Snefru and it was actually the second pyramid built by him. Bent Pyramid appears a transitional form between smooth-sided and steep-sided pyramids. Because the original angle of inclination showed some steepness, the structure [...]

Sultan Hassan Mosque - Sultan Hassan Madrasa - Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo

Sultan Hassan Mosque

Sultan Hassan mosque is considered the finest piece of early Mamluk architecture in Cairo. Sultan Hassan, the Mamluk ruler, built this mosque between 1365 and 1363. The location of the Sultan Hassan mosque was so important because of its close location to the citadel of Salah El Din on the site of the Palace of Yalbugha al-Yahawws. [...]

St. George Church Cairo - Greek Orthodox Church of St. George

St. George Church

St. George Church was built during the 10th century but it was destroyed because of a fire in 1904 and was rebuilt & finished in 1909. It is located within the Babylon fortress in Coptic Cairo and it is an outstanding Greek Orthodox Church and it is mainly It is part of the Holy Patriarchal [...]

Mosque of Ibn Tulun Facts | Mosque of Ibn Tulun Architecture | Ibn Tulun Mosque

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Interesting Facts about the Mosque of Ibn Tulun The mosque of Ibn Tulun is considered to be the oldest Egyptian mosques that have survived with its original shape and it is also the largest one in Cairo. It was built between AD 876 and 879 by Ahmed Ibn Tulun, who was a soldier among the [...]

El-Moez Street Cairo | El-Moez Street History | Best Places in El-Moez Street

El-Moez Street

The History of El-Moez Street El-Moez street is an outstanding street that was known in Islamic Cairo as Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatimi Street. The street is named after the fourth Caliph of the Fatimid Dynasty and the 14th Ismaili imam who reigned from 953 to 975, Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatimi. The [...]

Ben Ezra Synagogue Facts & History | Ben Ezra Synagogue Open Time

Ben Ezra Synagogue

The History of Ben Ezra Synagogue Ben Ezra Synagogue "The Prayer-Place of the Jews" is sometimes called El-Geniza synagogue and it is located in old Cairo on the site where baby Moses was found. The storeroom of this synagogue was found in the 19th century and it contained a treasure of abandoned Hebrew, Aramaic and [...]

Amr ibn al-As Mosque Facts - Amr ibn al-As Mosque History & Architecture

Amr ibn al-As Mosque

The amazing Amr ibn al-As mosque was the center of the ancient capital of Egypt “Fustat”. It was built in 641–642 AD and was considered the fourth largest mosque in the Islamic world. The mosque has been built in the previous location of the tent that belonged to the Islamic commander Amr ibn al-As. The [...]

Al-Azhar Mosque Facts - Al-Azhar Mosque History - Al-Azhar Mosque Architecture

Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar mosque is also known as "The Most Resplendent Congregational Mosque". The one who commissioned its construction was Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty in the new capital of Egypt in 970 by the builder of Egypt, Gawhar El-Seqelly. The History of Al-Azhar Mosque Al-Azhar was first established in the first place as an [...]