October War Panorama

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October War Panorama information

Location
Heliopolis , Egypt
Address
Sharia al-Uruba
Telephone
+20 2 2402 2317
Prices
admission E£20
Opening hours
shows 9.30am, 11am, 12.20pm, 6pm & 7.30pm Wed-Mon
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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.