Egyptians today often refer to Cairo as Maṣr ([mɑsˤɾ], مصر), the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name for Egypt itself, emphasizing the city's continued role in Egyptian influence. Its official name is القاهرةal-Qāhirah, means literally: "the Defeater", in reference to the fact that the planet Mars ("Al Najm Al Qahir") was rising at the time when the city was founded as well as, "the Vanquisher"; "the Conqueror"; Egyptian Arabic pronunciation:[elqɑ(ː)ˈheɾɑ], "the Defeater" or, " "the Victorious" (al-Qahira) in reference to the much awaited Caliph al-Mu'izz li Din Allah who arrived from the old Fatimid Ifriqiyan capital of Mahdia in 973 to the city. The Egyptian name for Cairo is said to be: Khere-Ohe, meaning: "The Place of Combat", supposedly, in reference to a battle which took place between the Gods Seth and Horus. Sometimes the city is informally also referred to as كايروKayro[ˈkæjɾo]. It is also called Umm ad-Dunya, meaning "the mother of the world".
Dawn can be a magical time in Cairo, especially if you’re fortunate enough to be looking at the Nile’s banks at the time. Few know this as well as Cairo’s rowers, who have made the river a second home, one that they visit routinely as an escape from the noise pollution normally emanating from either side of the river.
"So I thought to myself ... Abu al-Seoud is from the Dakhla oasis, located in Egypt's vast New Valley province and around 800 kilometres (500 miles) southwest of the capital Cairo. Also Read . Ancient mass production brewery uncovered in Egypt ... The liquid is refrigerated and transported to Cairo, where it is dried and packaged for sale as powder ... Egypt.
An extinct and previously-unknown species of goose has been identified within a 4,600-year-old painting that has been dubbed the 'Mona Lisa of AncientEgypt'. The painting, now held in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, once adorned part of the north wall of a chapel in the Mastaba (or tomb) of Nefermaat and Itet at Meidum.
Modern medical technology is helping scholars tell a more nuanced story about the fate of an ancient king whose violent death indirectly led to the reunification of Egypt in the 16th century BC...SaharSaleem, a professor of radiology at CairoUniversity who specialises in paleoradiology ... Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo ... Citation.
Archaeologists unearth ancient beer factory in Abydos. CAIRO ... Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the factory was found in Abydos, an ancient burial ground located in the desert west of the Nile River, over 280 miles south of Cairo.
CAIRO (AP) — American and Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed what could be the oldest known beer factory at one of the most prominent archaeological sites of ancient Egypt, a top antiquities official said Saturday ...Nile River, over 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Cairo.
Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the earliest known “Beer Mega-factory,” an ancient beer factory that was producing mind-altering brews at least 5,000-years-ago ... Now, also dating back 5,000 years, a massive ancient beer factory has been found at the ancient city of Abydos, near the River Nile, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Cairo.
An American-Egyptian archaeological mission rediscovered the lost brewery in Abydos in the Sohag province, about 500 kilometers south of Cairo, and uncovered its secrets ...Last month, Egypt uncovered a funerary temple and the oldest coffins ever found in Saqqara, another ancient necropolis south of Cairo.
The jinn, a supernatural creature in Middle Eastern tradition and Islamic belief which can either be a benevolent spirt or a malevolent demon, is said to be hiding in the well of the al-Zahir Baybar Mosque, which was constructed in the 13th century and has a similar name to another ancient mosque in central Cairo.
Spanning 20,000 square metres (215,000 square feet), the Cairo Eye promises visitors a panoramic view of the ancient city from what will be Africa’s largest observation wheel, according to the governor ...Plans for a new highway through Cairo’s City of the Dead, an ancient burial ...
The collateral damage is the city’s heritage ... It is impossible to imagine Athens without the Parthenon, Cairo without the pyramids, Rome without the Colosseum. While Ethiopia’s national heritage of dramatic, ancient sites is valued and mostly protected, conserving urban heritage appears to be at best an afterthought, and at worst an inconvenience.