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The streets of Old Cairo at the turn of the 20th century

These photos of “The City of a Thousand Minarets” from the turn of the century to the 1930s capture it at a time of rapid sprawl and population growth, as its residents chafe against a British occupation which lasted from 1882 to 1956.Located on the fertile floodplains of the Nile delta, the area of present-day Cairo (derived from al-Qahira, meaning “The Victorious”) has been inhabited since ancient times.

Majestic discovery in Egypt is basically straight from a 19th century sonnet

Majestic discovery in Egypt is basically straight from a 19th century sonnet Now, another massive statue of the pharaoh, also known as Ramses the Great, has been found submerged in groundwater in the Cairo working-class area of Matariya, among uncompleted buildings and mud.Pictures show archaeologists, officials and local residents watching as a massive forklift pulls the statue's head out of the water.