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Greg Roach's Blog – December 2009 Archive (1)

A Visit to Cairo's City of the Dead

Cairo’s infamous “City of the Dead” is a centuries old cemetery that has become home to as many as a million Egyptians during the last decades. The buildings in the cemetery are like full-blown houses and the cemetery has long had mosques, school and markets. “The historic belief in Egypt is that the cemeteries are an active part of the community and not exclusively for the dead. Egyptians have not so much thought of cemeteries as a place of the dead, but rather a place where life… Continue

Added by Greg Roach on December 10, 2009 at 5:29pm — No Comments


        

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