are elegantly braided together. Travel back in time to the splendid
scents, sights and sounds of historic Cairo, the fabled bridge
between ancient Egypt and modern Egypt. This is the story of the
rise and fall of the Islamic Empire.
historian technique whereby history can be interpreted through
architecture. Behold! Seddik technique is unique.
you’ve rode warm feet. No water that stagnates is fit to drink, for
only that which flows is truly sweet ….” – Ibn Battuta
rise and fall that teach us to never give in, in nothing great or
small, in the march of history against the juggernaut of time. When
domes dominate a relief of belief reveals the architecture of history
in the history of architecture through abodes beyond the boundaries
a Rosetta Stone to untangle the web of history. The palaces of
startling elegance provide visual biographies highlighting the
salience of sailing in the sea of history and granting us a passport
to the past.
The Mosque of Salih Tala’i
Mosque of Almuayyad Sheikh
Wekalat Nafisa Albayda
Mosque of Alfakahany
Funerary Complex of Sultan Qansuh al-Ghuri (a glimpse)
The Mosque of Muhammed Bek Abu El-Dahab
Khan Jarkas el-Khalili
Haret Al Sanadyqyah (Boxmakers)
Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay Complex
Jawhar Al-Qaid (Commander of the Army)
Bayn al-Qasrayn (Palace Walk of Naguib Mahfouz)
Mosque and Sabil-Kuttab of Shaykh ‘Ali al- Mutahhar
Al Bab Al Thaleth
Haret Al Saleheya
Madrasa and Mausoleum of al-Malik al-Salih Najm al-Din Ayyub
The Qalawun complex
Bait El Kadi (House of the Judge)
Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala’un Madrasa and Mausoleum
Sabil-Kuttab Mohamed Ali
Sultan al-Zahir Barquq Funerary Complex
Egyptian Textile Museum (just make a brief mention of)
Sabil-Kuttab of Abdel-Rahman Katkhuda (Ottoman)
The Mosque of al-Aqmar
Haret Al Sananeeri
Haret Al-Darb al-Asfar
Bayt Al-Suhaymi in Al-Darb al-Asfar
Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar
Amir Al Gyosh Al Gowani
Darb Al Waraka
Al-Hakim Bi-Amr-Allah Mosque
Sour Misr Al Qadima
Bab Al Fotouh (Gate of Conquests)
Bab Al Nasr (Gate of Victory)
Al Mashhad Al Husseini
‘PocketGuide’ with voice, downloadable from Apple Store:
Shine from the Shrine:
Walking Tour of the City of the Dead
Saturday, March 29 at 9:00 a.m.
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The scintillating City of the Dead, anecdotally known as Al-Qarafa, is
so full of life and amenities that if you sum, you realize it is more
town than slum. We will be able to label the fabled vast necropolis
and feast our eyes on monuments glorious from the City Victorious.
The lively City of the Dead is a treasure trove of masterspieces from
almost all eras of Egyptian history. Walking there gives you an
encyclopedic tour of Egyptian history. True to the vision of some of
its founders, the City of the Dead has the power to entertain the mind
and retain the body. Around 100,000 Cairenes live here amongst the
dead. At the pinnacle of Islamic art, the monuments are architected to
articulate the vision of the stellar
dweller. Picnic among the graves in the City Beyond the Walls! It is a
kaleidoscope of culture.
We attempt to see:
Mausoleum of Ibrahim Pahsa Halim
Tomb of Al-Torjoman
Sultan Ahmed St.
Mausoleum of Sir Ahmed Hassanein Pasha, Author of the Lost Oases
Tomb of Narriman Sadek, Cinderella of the Nile, the Last Queen of Egypt
War Martyrs Tombs
Tomb of the First President of Egypt
Amir Kabir Qurqumas Complex
The Religious and Funerary Complex of Sultan al-Ashraf Inal
Mausoleum of Princess Shwikar
Mausoleum of Muhammed Talaat Harb, Egypt's Leading Economist
Tomb of Omar Makram, Revolutionist
Tomb of Noubar, First Prime Minister of Egypt
Mosque and Mausoleum of Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq
Mausoleum of Al-Ashraf Barsbay
Tomb of René Jean Marie Joseph Guénon, French Author and Intellectual
Mausoleum of Khedive Muhammed Tewfik Pasha
Tomb of Professor Ali Moustafa Mosharafa Pasha, Egyptian Theoretical Physicist
Compound of Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay
Tomb of Emir Tashtimur
Tour of the Egyptian Museum
From the Dawn of History to the Final Flickering of the Pharaohs' Civilization
Saturday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m.
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His offhand knowledge of Egyptian history, of pharaohs and antiquities,
of hieroglyphics and pyramids is astounding.
He can quote ancient Egyptian texts from memory.
In many ways he was our tour guide and history professor on top of everything else.
and was often able to entertain and educate us with interesting stories about Egypt’s history.
He is obviously passionate about the country, its history and culture.
to express himself in a manner that many native English speakers would find difficult to improve upon.
Ahmed Seddik as my companion made my adventure unforgettable.
He loves languages and speaks incredible English.
He talked continuously without notes of any kind during our tours of the temples at Saqqara,
the Pyramids and tombs in Giza, Islamic Cairo, and the City of the Dead--
not just providing fascinating and encyclopedic information, both historic and modern,
I have found his Egyptological knowledge prodigious.”
22 November 2013