October War Panorama
- Sharia al-Uruba (Airport Rd) Heliopolis
- 2 2402 2317
- admission E£20
- shows 9.30am, 11am, 12.20pm, 6pm & 7.30pm Wed-Mon
Lonely Planet review for October War Panorama
Built with help from North Korean artists, the October War Panorama is a memorial to the 1973 ‘victory’ over Israel. A large 3D mural and diorama depicts the Egyptian forces breaching of the Bar Lev Line on the Suez Canal, while a stirring commentary (in Arabic only) recounts the heroic victories. Interestingly it skips over the successful Israeli counterattacks. Both sides accepted a UN-brokered ceasefire, and Sinai was returned by negotiation six years later.