City of the Dead: Cairo

Within the area known as Old Islamic Cairo is the Northern Cemetery (City of the Dead.) Two million people live close by in what used to be the burial ground for the very rich: the City of the Dead. Entire families have taken possession of old sepulchers. Surrounding it are schools and stores, the center of an extremely lively social life. This place offers a sanctuary when you’re dead-tired of the chaos Cairo.

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When: April 2005

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