Old City (crs)

Gate to the Roman City
Roman City
Fort Babylon
Fort Babylon
Coptic Cairo
Coptic Cairo
Hanging Church
Hanging Church
Hanging Church
Hanging Church
Hanging Church
Hanging Church
      
Hanging Church
Hanging Church
Coptic Cairo
Coptic Cairo
Under construction in 2000
Coptic Cairo
St. George's Convent
St. George's Convent
St. George's Convent
St. George's Convent
St George's Church
St George's Church
      
St. George's Church
St. George's Church
Coptic Cairo
Coptic Cairo
Coptic Cairo
Coptic Cairo
Ben Ezra Synagogue
Ben Ezra Synagogue
Ben Ezra Sinagogue
Ben Ezra Sinagogue
Church of St. Sergius
Church of St. Sergius
      
Coptic Cairo, Curch of St. Barbara at the end of the street
Coptic Cairo

 

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The origins of the modern city are generally traced back to a series of settlements in the first millennium AD.  Around the turn of the 4th century the Romans established a fortress town along the east bank of the Nile.  This fortress, known as Babylon, remains the oldest part of the city.  It is also situated at the nucleus of Egypt's Coptic Christian community.  There are Roman fortress walls in the section of the city known as Coptic Cairo.

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