The city of Luxor (El-Uqsur means fortification, castle) as of today is located at the east bank of the Nile. It contains the crowning achievements of Egyptian architecture. In ancient times the area was...


The history of Cairo starts with the Arab conquest of Egypt in 640 AD. The process that gave birth to al-Quahira extended over nearly six centuries and involved a series of foundations. Fustat (the...


Alexandria was built by the Greek architect Dinocrates (332-331 BC) on the site of an old fishing village, Rhakotis, on the orders of Alexander the Great, who conquered Egypt in 332 BC. It was formerly...

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