Area in Cairo

Sharia al-Muizz li-Din Allah

Sharia al-Muizz, as it’s usually called, named after the Fatimid caliph who conquered Cairo in AD 969, was Cairo's grand thoroughfare, once chock-a-block with storytellers, entertainers and food stalls. The part of …
Village in Luxor

New Gurna

Hassan Fathy’s mudbrick village lies just past the railway track on the road from the ferry to the Antiquities Inspectorate ticket office. Although built to rehouse the inhabitants of Old Gurna, who lived on and aro…