Friday, 5 March 2010


Cairo's street names: history, memories and meanings

  • Friday, 5 March 2010
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  • Masr El-Mahrousa, or Cairo, is not just any other city - it's a city where each street and building carries tens of layers and hundreds of thousands of memories stretching from antiquity to the Arabo-Islamic Middle Ages and the Belle Epoque. This link offers a very brief introduction to the etymology of a select few streets in Cairo...

    This article explores the meanings and historical stories behind a handful of Cairo's streets and quarters and might give you an idea of the kind of city you're dealing with.

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