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About Cairo Cities of the Dead

Ironically, the Cities of the Dead throb with life. The Mamluk sultans built elaborate mausoleums and tombs between the 14th and 16th centuries. Now, because of housing shortage, the City of the Dead has to share space with the living. Burial chambers are transformed into houses, complete with clotheslines and house numbers. The result is decidedly bizarre and unforgettable. The necropolis is composed of the North and South Cemeteries.



How to get there
(Northern Cemetery) By bus: 176 from ‘Ataba Square or 77 and 99 from Tahrir Square. (Southern Cemetery) On foot from the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassan, and the Citadel. By bus: 82, minibus 54 from Tahrir Square.

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