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Cairo Illustrated free pdf Cairo is an exploding modern metropolis of eighteen million people that nevertheless preserves within its heart the finest medieval city in the world, its alleys, mosques, and caravanserais the original setting for the Arabian Nights, whose atmosphere is palpable still for the visitor wandering through its bazaars, while at sunset the Pyramids glow gold against the Western Desert as they have done for one million seven hundred thousand evenings past. The monuments of pharaohs and sultans lie within the city's reach, making Cairo and its environs an unequaled storehouse of human achievement. In this guide to the largest city in Africa and the political and cultural fulcrum of the Arab world, Michael Haag explores Cairo's past and present in word and picture, from Saqqara to the Citadel of Saladin, from the ancient synagogue and churches of Old Cairo to the skyscrapers along the Nile, from Khan al-Khalili, the vast bazaar as intricate as inlay work, to the Epoque facades of the downtown streets, and introduces you to the treasures of three great civilizations at the Islamic, Coptic, and Egyptian Antiquities museums. Beautifully illustrated with 150 color photographs, this is a fascinating armchair tour of Cairo in all its variety.

About Michael Haag

Michael Haag is a London-based writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue. He is the author of Alexandria- City of Memory, and he has written and photographed Alexandria Illustrated (both AUC Press, 2004).

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Author : Michael Haag
Publisher : The American University in Cairo Press
Data Published : 31 January 2006
ISBN : 9774249356
EAN : 9789774249358
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 95 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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