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Documentaries explore Cairo’s old neighborhoods, alleyways

An Egyptian archaeologist has launched an initiative to shed light on Cairo’s heritage by filming short documentaries about the various alleys and streets in the capital.
An image of the Cairo citadel, 1858-1890.

CAIRO — The Egyptian capital of Cairo, which was established in 969, is characterized by its various architectural designs and artistic styles, turning the city into an open air museum and sparking everyone’s curiosity. 

As part of efforts to shed light on the city’s history and historical buildings, Zizo Abdo, an archaeologist focusing on Cairo’s heritage, launched an initiative called Cairo Biography. The initiative seeks to preserve Cairo’s heritage and raise awareness about the need to safeguard it through various means. 

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