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As its name says, the Old Cairo is the oldest part of the Egypt’s capital and maybe the most interesting part of the city, where the Roman ruins of Babylon can be admired. There are numerous touristic attractions such as the Hanging Church 9built in the 7th century, is the most famous church from Cairo), The Coptic Museum (founded in 1910 AD by Pasha Morcos Smeika), the Jewish Synogogue, the Amr ibn al-'As Mosque – founded in 641, the Saint George`s Greek church, as well as some of the most old Christians churches: the Saint Sergius Church ("Abu Serga", the oldest church in Cairo, built in the 4th century AD), the Saint Barbara’s Church (initially it was the Saint Cyrus "Abu Kir" church, restored in the 11th century after the 750 AD fire), the Church of the Virgin Mary (dating from the 11th century), numerous Coptic churches, the Egypt’s oldest synagogue, dating from the 9th century- Ben Ezra Synagogue. Another interesting monument is the Ibn-Tulun mosque, the oldest mosque of Egypt kept in its original form. It was built between 876 and 879 and it is the world’s third mosque as proportion. The Egyptian Museum of Antiques represents another place that is very visited by tourists. Built between 1900 and 1902 under the instructions of the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum is situated in the Tahrir market and has 107 halls with about 120,000 exhibits. The mommies of the pharos belonging to the 18, 19 and 20 dynasties and discovered in the old Theba’s tombs, the treasures found in Dahshur, the treasures of the Tutankamun’s tomb, are one of the most interesting exhibits in this museum. If you choose to visit the Old Cairo you will definitely feel the atmosphere of the ancient Egypt.

 
 

 

Egypt Old Cairo

 

 
   

 

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