Historic Cairo : a walk through the Islamic city / written and illustrated by Jim Antoniou.
By: Antoniou, JimMaterial type: TextPublisher: Cairo, Egypt : American University in Cairo Press, c1998Edition: 1st edDescription: 112 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cmISBN: 9774244974; 9789774244971Subject(s): Historic sites -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Guidebooks | Islamic antiquities -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Guidebooks | Walking -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Guidebooks | Cairo (Egypt) -- ToursAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Historic Cairo.; Online version:: Historic Cairo.DDC classification: 720.6216 LOC classification: DT142 | .A58 1998
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Comparisons -- Islamic cities -- Historic Cairo -- History -- The walk
"Cairo contains the greatest concentration of Islamic monuments in the world, and its mosques, mausolea, religious schools, baths, and caravanserais, built by prominent patrons between the seventh and nineteenth centuries, are among the finest in existence. Jim Antoniou takes his readers on a guided walk through the very heart of historic Cairo, among many of its greatest architectural treasures. Illustrated throughout with the author's own detailed maps and plans and lively sketches, the walk begins at the monumental gates in the north walls of the Fatimid city, follows the ancient thoroughfare of al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah south past Khan al Khalili and al-Ghuriya to the Street of the Tentmakers, turns left along the famous Darb al-Ahmar of the Arabian Nights, and ends at the magnificent mosque of Sultan Hasan at the foot of the Citadel. Over ninety historic buildings along the way are identified and described, many of them open to visitors."