Walking Tour of the City of the Dead, The Northern CemeteryLa città dei morti
Shine from the Shrine
Die Stadt der Toten
La cité des morts
La ciudad de los muertos
A cidade dos mortos
Friday, March 4th at 08:00 am
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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.
The lively City of the Dead is a treasure trove of masterpieces 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
The Tomb of Guzal or Kuzal or Sidi Karkar
Tomb of Al-Torjoman
Sultan Ahmed St.
Mausoleum of Sir Ahmed Mohammed Hassanein Pasha el Boulaki,
Writer, Diplomat and Desert Explorer and Author of the Lost Oases
Palace of Khedive Ismail
Tomb of Narriman Sadek, Cinderella of the Nile, the Last Queen of Egypt
War Martyrs Tombs
Tomb of the First President of Egypt, Muhammed Naguib
Amir Kabir Qurqumas Complex
The Religious and Funerary Complex of Sultan al-Ashraf Inal
Mausoleum of Princess Shwikar
Tomb of Princess Ruqayya `Abd al-Halim
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 Sultan Qansuh Abu Sa‘id, A.D.1499 / 904 A.H
Tomb of Emir Tashtimur
Tomb of Ganibak al-Ashrafi, A.D.1427 / 830 A.H.
Tomb of Anas, A.D.1382 / 784 A.H.
Rab‘ of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay, ca A.D.1474 / 879 A.H.
The Gate of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay, A.D.1472-74 / 877-879 A.H.
Tomb of Gulshayni, CA A.D.1468 / 873 A.H.
Tomb of Khawand Tughay (Umm Anuk), before A.D. 1348 / 749 A.H.
Tomb of Amir Nasrallah (Kuz al-‘Asal) (Pot of Honey), ca A.D.1441 / 845 A.H.
Tomb of Amir Azrumuk, A.D.1504-5 / 909-10 A.H.
Tomb of Khawand Tulbay (No.80) A.D. 1363-4 / 765 A.H.
Hawd and Tomb of Qadi Muhammad Mawahib, A.D. 1685 / 1097 A.H.