Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo, also known as Medieval Cairo or Fatimid Cairo, was founded in 969 as the royal enclosure for the Fatimid caliphs, while the actual economic and administrative capital was in nearby Fustat. Islamic Cairo is now a part of central Cairo, Egypt. The city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 10th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Cairo

Date of Inscription: 1979

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