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It covers a vast area, but it is not worth a visit... a lot of private burial places, but nothing that is really worth to watch. Just a lot of walls of which a lot are not even in a very good state.
A unique place which some people might find macabre. The families that live there originally went through necessity not choice but now it has become their village. It looks very dusty but then so does much of Cairo. Worth a look simply because it is...More
One of the biggest city of the world, 22 million of people live in Cairo.! The keepers of this place live above the the dead, they build the place on top of the tombs. For western quite
unusual place to live. The city is cover...More
In this ancient cemetery, the living have moved in and created their own special city within a city. Many of the people living there were homeless after the 1992 earthquake with nowhere else to go. The government has since provided electricity, water, and schools for...More
The 'City of the Dead' os as they call it 'Cairo Necropolis' is a graveyard situated close to the Khan al-Khalili Bazaar. basically it is a Muslim Cemetery with houses hundreds of graves and many tombs. Many of these tombs are homes to families who...More
A cemetery with a 1300 year-old history of continued burrials and construction of tombs and graves. The area feels rather neglected and I would not go there after dark. Unlike elsewhere in Cairo dogs may bark at you, because they sense you are an outsider....More
I stopped here on the way to Giza as part of a tiur to the pyramids. Obviously if you were to go to the pyramids first then this city of the dead would lose its mystique in comparison but I have to say I found...More
Nothing to specifically go out of the way to see, yes, it is a large “city like” sized burial ground. You can see the city of the dead when you at the pyramids and you come down the hill to see the sphynx.