Egypt, the seat of civilisation, has drawn visitors throughout history, enthralled by the majesty of the monuments which have remained largely unaltered through time. You cannot say the name without visualising the seemingly unfeasible, sand-blown pyramids on the edge of the arid desert at Giza, or the Sphinx whose calm eyes watch unblinking the passing of the centuries. But these represent just one facet of Egypt's rich archaeology; her cultural heritage has been moulded by Greek, Roman, Christian and Arab influences, all leaving their mark and shaping her present.
The heart of the capital, Cairo, which means 'conqueror', has retained its medieval character in numerous examples of Islamic architecture, earning it the nickname 'The City of a Thousand Minarets'. It was founded in 10th century AD, but the present day city bears remnants of successive capitals in the architecture of Old Cairo. Meanwhile, all around it life takes a chaotic lurch into 21st century modernity: a taxi ride through the city streets will leave your nails dug deeply into the fabric of a shabby seat. Yet still people throng the timeless bazaars, haggling for bargains amid the intense hues and exotic aromas which characterise this tapestry of middle eastern life.
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