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Cairo

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Cairo has stood for more than 1,000 years on the banks of the Nile and has long been a cultural capital of the Middle East. Today, the city displays an extensive bazaar and a semi-walled medieval city endowed with more than 400 registered historic monuments. The origins of the city can be traced back to the Egyptian capital of Memphis, where the Romans constructed their city Babylon, renamed by Muslim Arabs Al Fustat. When in 969 A.D. the Fatimid dynasty conquered Egypt, present-day Cairo was established as the new headquarters and capital when Al Qahir, ‘the Victorious’ (referring to planet Mars), was in the ascendant; hence the name Al Qahira, the pronunciation of which Europeans corrupted to Cairo. The Fatimids did not remain in power long, but their city flourished and became known as the Mother of the World. When Ismail the Magnificent came to power in the 19th century, he was determined to renovate the city with an international cachet, so he invited architects from Belgium, France, and Italy to design a new European-style Cairo.

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Cairo

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Events in Cairo

D-CAF Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival

Festival
Art Makers in Cairo

Adel El Siwi

Artist

Aya Tarek

Artist

Ayman Lofty

Photographer

Emad Ibrahim

Artist

Fatma Heiba

Poet

Hayam AbdelBaky

Artist

Hazem Taha Hussein

Artist

Heba Abu El Ella

Artist

Ibrahim Ahmed

Artist

Khaled Hafez

Artist

Moataz Nasr

Artist

Mohamed El Fayoumi

Artist

Mohamed Khedr

Artist

Mustafa El Husseiny

Artist

Mutaz Elemam

Artist

Nabil Boutros

Photographer

Nadia Sirry

Artist

Nourhan Ebrahim

Photographer

Sahar AlAmir

Artist

Samir Fouad

Artist

Slah El Mur

Artist

Soad Abdel Rasoul

Artist

Tarek El Komi

Artist

Yehia Dossouki

Artist
Art Spaces in Cairo

Al Masar Gallery

Art Gallery

Darb 1718

Cultural Centre

Karim Francis Gallery

Art Gallery

Mahmoud Mokhtar Cultural Centre

Cultural Centre

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

Art Gallery

Medrar for Contemporary Art

Art Centre

Picasso Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Picasso East Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Townhouse Gallery

Art Gallery

Zamalek Art Gallery

Art Gallery
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