A report on CairoEgypt and Cinema of Egypt

Remains of a circular Roman tower at the Babylon Fortress (late 3rd century) in Old Cairo
Excavated ruins of Fustat (2004 photo)
Poster for the Egyptian film Yahya el hub (1938).
The Mosque of Ibn Tulun, built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in 876–879 AD
Poster for the Egyptian film Berlanti (1944).
A plan of Cairo before 1200 AD, as reconstructed by Stanley Lane-Poole (1906), showing the location of Fatimid structures, Saladin's Citadel, and earlier sites (Fustat not shown)
Temple of Derr ruins in 1960
The Cairo Citadel, seen above in the late 19th century, was begun by Saladin in 1176
The Giza Necropolis is the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.
Mausoleum-Madrasa-Hospital complex of Sultan Qalawun, built in 1284–1285 in the center of Cairo, over the remains of a Fatimid palace
Egyptian soldier of the Achaemenid army, c. 480 BCE. Xerxes I tomb relief.
Funerary complex of Sultan Qaytbay, built in 1470–1474 in the Northern Cemetery (seen in lithograph from 1848)
The Ptolemaic Queen Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion, at the Temple of Dendera
Map of Cairo in 1809, from the Description de l'Égypte.
The Amr ibn al-As mosque in Cairo, recognized as the oldest in Africa
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). On the Way between Old and New Cairo, Citadel Mosque of Mohammed Ali, and Tombs of the Mamelukes, 1872. Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum
The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo, of Ahmad Ibn Tulun
Qasr El Nil Bridge
The Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo, of Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, the sixth caliph, as renovated by Dawoodi Bohra
Aerial view 1904 from a balloon where the Egyptian Museum appears to the right side.
Napoleon defeated the Mamluk troops in the Battle of the Pyramids, 21 July 1798, painted by Lejeune.
A panoramic view of Cairo, 1950s
Egypt under Muhammad Ali dynasty
Everyday life in Cairo, 1950s
Muhammad Ali was the founder of the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the first Khedive of Egypt and Sudan.
A protester holding an Egyptian flag during the protests that started on 25 January 2011.
The battle of Tel el-Kebir in 1882 during the Anglo-Egyptian War
The river Nile flows through Cairo, here contrasting ancient customs of daily life with the modern city of today.
Female nationalists demonstrating in Cairo, 1919
Aerial view looking south, with the Zamalek and Gezira districts on Gezira Island, surrounded by the Nile
Fuad I of Egypt with Edward, Prince of Wales, 1932
Cairo seen from Spot Satellite
British infantry near El Alamein, 17 July 1942
Cairo weather observations by French savants
Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in Mansoura, 1960
View of the 6th October Bridge and the Cairo skyline.
Smoke rises from oil tanks beside the Suez Canal hit during the initial Anglo-French assault on Egypt, 5 November 1956.
Cairo University is the largest university in Egypt, and is located in Giza.
Egyptian tanks advancing in the Sinai desert during the Yom Kippur War, 1973
Library building at the new campus of the American University of Cairo in New Cairo
Celebrating the signing of the 1978 Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter, Anwar Sadat
The interior of Ramses Station
Cairo grew into a metropolitan area with a population of over 20 million.
The Autostrade in Nasr City
Women in Cairo wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt in March 2020.
Cairo International Stadium with 75,100 seats
Egypt's topography
Cairo Opera House, at the National Cultural Center, Zamalek district.
The Qattara Depression in Egypt's north west
Khedivial Opera House, 1869.
The Eastern Imperial Eagle is the national animal of Egypt.
Solomon Schechter studying documents from the Cairo Geniza, c. 1895.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the current President of Egypt.
Statue of Talaat Pasha Harb, the father of the modern Egyptian economy, in Downtown Cairo
Egyptian honor guard soldiers during a visit of U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen
The NBE towers as viewed from the Nile
President el-Sisi with US President Donald Trump, 21 May 2017
View of Tahrir Square (in 2008)
The High Court of Justice in Downtown Cairo
Main entrance of the Egyptian Museum, located at Tahrir Square
Protesters from the Third Square movement, which supported neither the former Morsi government nor the Armed Forces, 31 July 2013
Cairo Tower at night
Prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah was sentenced to five years of imprisonment in December 2021.
The Hanging Church in Old Cairo
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2. Alexandria
3. Beheira
4. Kafr El Sheikh
5. Dakahlia
6. Damietta
7. Port Said
8. North Sinai
9. Gharbia
10. Monufia
11. Qalyubia
12. Sharqia
13. Ismailia
14. Giza
15. Faiyum
16. Cairo
17. Suez
18. South Sinai
19. Beni Suef
20. Minya
21. New Valley
22. Asyut
23. Red Sea
24. Sohag
25. Qena
26. Luxor
27. Aswan
Al-Muizz Street in Islamic Cairo
Change in per capita GDP of Egypt, 1820–2018. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars.
Al-Azhar Mosque, view of Fatimid-era courtyard and Mamluk minarets
Smart Village, a business district established in 2001 to facilitate the growth of high-tech businesses
Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and the al-Rifa'i Mosque, seen from the Citadel
The Suez Canal
The Citadel of Cairo, with the Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Tourists riding an Arabian camel in front of Pyramid of Khafre. The Giza Necropolis is one of Egypt's main tourist attractions.
A medieval gateway in Khan al-Khalili
An offshore platform in the Darfeel Gas Field
Smog in Cairo
The Cairo Metro (line 2)
Traffic in Cairo
The Suez Canal Bridge
View of the Nile and the Cairo skyline.
Green irrigated land along the Nile amidst the desert and in the delta
6th October Bridge in Cairo
Egypt's population density (people per km2)
Cairo International Stadium with 75,100 seats
St. Mark Coptic Cathedral in Alexandria
View of Tahrir Square (in 2020)
Cairo University
Smog in Cairo
Egyptian literacy rate among the population aged 15 years and older by UNESCO Institute of Statistics
Traffic in Cairo
Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt
Al-Azhar Park is listed as one of the world's sixty great public spaces by the Project for Public Spaces.
The "weighing of the heart" scene from the Book of the Dead
Naguib Mahfouz, the first Arabic-language writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
Salah Zulfikar, film star
Soad Hosny, film star
Tanoura dancers performing in Wekalet El Ghoury, Cairo
The Egyptian Museum of Cairo
Tutankhamun's burial mask is one of the major attractions of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo.
Kushari, one of Egypt's national dishes
A crowd at Cairo Stadium watching the Egypt national football team

Cairo (القاهرة, ) is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world.

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The cinema of Egypt refers to the flourishing film industry based in Cairo which is known to be the Hollywood of the MENA region.

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Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt, while Alexandria, the second-largest city, is an important industrial and tourist hub at the Mediterranean coast.

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Today, Cairo has the oldest and largest cinema and music industry in the Arab World, as well as the world's second-oldest institution of higher learning, Al-Azhar University.

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Egyptian cinema became a regional force with the coming of sound.

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Cairo International Film Festival

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Annual internationally accredited film festival held in Cairo Opera House.

Annual internationally accredited film festival held in Cairo Opera House.

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Egypt has enjoyed a strong cinematic tradition since the art of filmmaking was first developed, in 1896.

It is common and very well known since the rising of the filmmaking industry in early 1920s in Egypt that any aspiring Arab artist of any related art field has to fly to Cairo to be able to reach and make it to the whole Arab World.

The country was still riding the crest of Egyptian cinema's golden age and contained a formidable film industry, still the biggest in the Arab world.