History of Cairo

Africa’s largest city is Cairo and also the capital of Egypt, which hold mores than 6, 766, 0000 people. Cairo is considered as world’s 16th heavily populated metropolis. It is also called as the “The city of a thousand Minarets” and is the commercial, political, cultural and educational centre of the country. Throughout the history, Egypt was considered as the land of civilizations and its capital still, includes many popular attractions and historical sites. Cairo attracts visitors from all over the world.

Cairo has founded in 2000 BC and the King Menes ruled the upper and lower Egypt. Cairo was the chief link on the east -west spice route and the market streets called Khan el - Khalili later became a busy place for trading. In the 16th century, the Ottomans took over Mamluks and with a rise of Constantinople as their capital and it was declined by Cairo. The Black Death attacked the city many times, lessening the population by thousands. Cairo is said to have the great pyramid of Giza which was considered as the tallest structure for more than 4000 years. The university called Al- Azhar is one of the world’s oldest universities of Cairo dating back to the late tenth century.

Egypt’s capital City, Cairo is not just a large city, but its most historic. The area is well known for its landmarks and shows both Islamic history and Ancient Egypt which attract many tourists from around the world. Many of the region’s most popular spots are not actually in Cairo but in the city called Giza, which his near to the city Cairo.

Cairo is said to be 200 years old and today it is considered as the most important centre for publishing. Cairo has also gained from Egypt;s growing international prominence.