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Story of Cairo

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Story of Cairo is a fascinating and informative account of the rich history and vibrant culture of one of the world's oldest cities. Stanley Lane-Poole expertly navigates the reader through Cairo's tumultuous past, from its origins as a small village along the Nile to its rise as a bustling metropolis.

The author's deep knowledge of Egyptian history is evident throughout the book, as he delves into topics such as the construction of the pyramids, the rule of the pharaohs, and the influence of various civilizations on Cairo's development. Lane-Poole's writing is engaging and accessible, making this book a pleasure to read for both history enthusiasts and casual readers alike.

In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of Cairo's past, Story of Cairo also offers insight into the city's present-day culture and society. The author's descriptions of bustling markets, historic mosques, and diverse neighborhoods bring the city to life, allowing the reader to imagine themselves wandering the streets of this ancient city.

Overall, Story of Cairo is a must-read for anyone interested in Egyptian history or the rich tapestry of cultures that make up modern-day Cairo. Lane-Poole's passion for his subject is evident on every page, making this book a truly enjoyable and enlightening read.

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Although Cairo is most famous for the ancient Egyptian pyramids of Giza located at its outskirts, the city as we know it today dates back only to 969. Since then, numerous rulers of different Muslim dynasties built fortifications, mosques and other buildings that earned Cairo the name "city of a thousand minarets". In this book, Stanley Lane-Poole traces the history of Cairo from the early Muslim period to the British Invasion of 1882. While doing so, he gives vivid descriptions of many of the mediaeval buildings that shape Cairo's cityscape to this day. This book is part of the "Mediaeval Town" series published in the early 20th century. Proof listeners: SaraHale and MrsHand

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