Cairo

                                          

                                        

                                      

                                       

                                                                                                Longest Bridge in Africa - 6.5 K

 

RHODA ISLAND AND OLD CAIRO

 

Cairo had been set aside as little more than a fortress beside the Nile , guarding a crossing point on the route between the ancient Egyptian cities of Heliopoli and Memphis . When Arab general Amr Ibn al-Ass set up camp, he built a capital nearby, the future foundation of Cairo .  

The ancient part of Cairo city contains a bastion Egyptian Christianity, Coptic Cairo, and Ben Ezra Synagogue.  It is the oldest synagogue in Egypt . It has been heavily restored.  

The Hanging Church is the most beautiful of Cairo ís churches.  It has an ornately decorated interior consisting of three barrel-vaulted, wooden roofed aisles, ivory inlaid screens and a finely carved marble pulpit.

 

                                         

                            Oldest Synagogue In Egypt                             Nile can be heard through holes basement

                                     

Place in Bulrushes Where Moses was Found                    One of Oldest Walls in Cairo

 

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanging Church

                                

 

                                                                                         

                               

                          

Looking through to see there's no building beneath "Hanging" Church

                         

Boating Back to Lunch

                          

                         

Baking the Bread for Lunch

                        

 

Made-up Bed on Boat

(didn't know where else to put pictures)