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Cairo


Cairo
Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 7.5 million, with perhaps as many as 15.75 million living in the metropolitan area.

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Top 10 Cairo and the Nile (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2013-08-19
Paperback (144 pages)

Top 10 Cairo and the Nile (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo and the Nile will lead you straight to the very best this area has to offer. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, cafes, and places to shop.

Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best arts and culture, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo and the Nile contains a pull-out map and guide that includes fold-out maps, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend a day in Cairo and the surrounding areas, such as Saqqara, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Lake Nassar.

Greater Than a Tourist – Cairo Egypt: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Gihan Amin

Independently published
Paperback (85 pages)

Greater Than a Tourist – Cairo Egypt: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist –Cairo Egypt by Gihan Amin offers the inside scoop on the city of Cairo. Most travel books tell you how to sightsee. Although there's nothing wrong with that, as a part of the Greater than a Tourist series, this book will give you tips from someone who lives at your next travel destination. In these pages, you'll discover local advice that will help you throughout your trip. Travel like a local. Slow down and get to know the people and the culture of a place. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Egypt: Cairo & Nile Delta (Footprint Focus)

By Vanessa Betts

Footprint Handbooks
Paperback (160 pages)

Egypt: Cairo & Nile Delta (Footprint Focus)
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Get lost in the winding, chaotic streets of Cairo, haggle for the best deal at the world’s oldest open-air market, marvel at the majestic Pyramids or simply kick back and relax on a felucca cruise down the mighty Nile. Footprintfocus Cairo and Nile Delta will help you get to grips with this fascinating destination while you soak up the city’s contagious energy. This concise guide is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to combine a trip exploring this beguiling city with an adventure along the Nile.

 

·        Includes Essentials section with indispensable information on getting around

·        Features the city’s restaurants and cafes as well as the traditional sights

·        Up-to-date recommendations of great places to stay and eat

·        Detailed street maps will help you find your way around

·        Slim enough to fit in your pocket

 

 

Concise and yet packed with practical and detailed advice on how to get around this chaotic and cosmopolitan city, this Footprintfocus guide will help you make the most of your trip without weighing you down.

 

The content of the Footprintfocus Cairo and Nile Delta guide has been extracted from Footprint’s Egypt Handbook.

The Treasures of Islamic Art in the Museums of Cairo

Brand: American University in Cairo Press
Hardcover (328 pages)

The Treasures of Islamic Art in the Museums of Cairo
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Cairo's museums are home to some of the richest collections of Islamic art in the world. Long the seat of great dynasties, whose rulers and descendants both amassed and patronized works of art, Cairo's status as one of the wealthiest and most populous cities of the medieval world is reflected in the exiquisite arts and crafts that make up its collections, which expanded in the twentieth century through the purchase of private collections so that they now include not just the arts of the dynasties that made Cairo their capital, such as the Fatimids, Ayyubids, and Mamluks, but material from other important areas of the Islamic world, such as Iran and Turkey.
Masterpieces of every medium are represented, including the decorative arts of ceramics, metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. The objects vary from pieces made for purely secular purposes, many of them with blazons showing that they were the property of the great amirs of the time, to some of the choicest examples recovered from the architectural masterpieces that permeate Cairo's landscape.
An introductory chapter guides the reader into the world of Islam and its art, while subsequent chapters unfold and describe the riches of the works of art that were crafted and amassed throughout the ages. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs.
Contributors: Mohamed Abbas, Noha Abou-Khatwa, Farouk Askar, Mohamed Hamza, Bernard O'Kane.

A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo

By Humphrey Davies

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Released: 2018-07-14
Flexibound (240 pages)

A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo
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The map of a city is a palimpsest of its history. In Cairo, people, places, events, and even dates have lent their names to streets, squares, and bridges, only for those names often to be replaced, and then replaced again, and even again, as the city and the country imagine and reimagine their past. The resident, wandering boulevards and cul-de-sacs, finds signs; the reader, perusing novels and histories, finds references.
Who were 'Abd el-Khaleq Sarwat Basha or Yusef el-Gindi that they should have streets named after them? Who was Nubar Basha and why did his street move from the north of the city to its center in 1933? Why do older maps show two squares called Bab el-Luq, while modern maps show none? Focusing on the part of the city created in the wake of Khedive Ismail's command, given in 1867, to create a "Paris on the Nile" on the muddy lands between medieval Cairo and the river, A Field Guide to the Street Names of Cairo lists more than five hundred current and three hundred former appellations.
Current street names are listed in alphabetical order, with an explanation of what each commemorates and when it was first recorded, followed by the same for its predecessors. An index allows the reader to trace streets whose names have disappeared or that have never achieved more than popular status. This is a book that will satisfy the curiosity of all, be they citizens, long-term residents, or visitors, who are fascinated by this most multi-layered of cities and wish to understand it better.

Cairo: The Practical Guide

By Lesley Lababidi

The American University in Cairo Press
Paperback (256 pages)

Cairo: The Practical Guide
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The guide described by The New York Times as "indispensable," newly researched and completely rewritten for 2011, fills a vital niche for expatriates and Cairenes alike who need a helping hand to organize--and enjoy--the challenges of a sojourn in Cairo. The basics of daily life--finding a flat, transporting personal goods, investigating school options for children, navigating Egypt's famous bureaucracy, and the intricacies of feeding and clothing oneself and one's family from the local market--are all detailed here. Advice gathered from a wide range of Cairo insiders, both native and foreign, gives the reader a cornucopia of current facts on prices, neighborhoods, product availability, work and business opportunities, and the dizzying range of cultural and leisure pursuits that Cairo is famous for.
Cairo: The Practical Guide, now in its seventh edition, is the key to deciphering the complexities of living, working, and enjoying life in one of the world's most exciting and dauntingly complex mega-cities.

Cairo The Practical Guide: Maps: New Revised Edition

The American University in Cairo Press
Paperback (92 pages)

Cairo The Practical Guide: Maps: New Revised Edition
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Updated and expanded for 2011, Cairo: The Practical Guide Maps includes all the principal areas of metropolitan Cairo and Giza, including for the first time the major developing district of Shaykh Zayed and 6th October City. The easy-to-use format and clear, uncluttered cartographic style make finding where you want to go a pleasure. Each page overlaps with adjoining pages-no more lost streets while turning the page! Indexes are provided for street names and places of interest, while symbols highlight notable landmarks and useful locations. And all this information is packed into a slim booklet of 88 pages-handy enough to take anywhere.

Cairo & Nile Delta 1:12,5k / 1:700k Road and Travel Map (Egypt) (International Travel Maps)

By ITM Canada

Brand: ITMB Publishing Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Cairo & Nile Delta 1:12,5k / 1:700k Road and Travel Map (Egypt) (International Travel Maps)
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Cairo map with fully-detailed map of the Nile River from its wide delta to Cairo, where it narrows into the historic narrow band of green. Our coverage goes as far southward as beautiful Luxor. All known historic sites of ancient Egypt are included. The map area also includes the Suez Canal, the Gulf of Suez, and the western part of the Sinai.


 
 
 

 
 
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