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Polish artists turn Cairo's City of the Dead into gallery

Colorful graffiti breathes life into the City of the Dead.

The City of the Dead, which is located below the Mokattam Hills in southeastern Cairo, has become a gallery with colorful graffiti adorning its pale walls.

The graffiti was a part of a project called "Outside In: The Art of Inclusion — A Place for Arts and Culture in Cairo's City of the Dead.” Archinos Architecture implemented the project in cooperation with the Polish Embassy in Cairo between August 2015 and December 2016. The project was funded by the European Union.

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