The church, baptistry, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops in this early Christian holy city were built over the tomb of the martyr Menas of Alexandria, who died in A.D. 296.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Citadel of Saladin||2020||182km||site_ao|
|Tamr Hena Museum||2019||48.8km||site_ao|
|The Hanging Church||2019||176.1km||site_ao|
|Nilometer: This Ancient Instrument Measured the Waters of the Nile||2017||175.6km||site_ao|
|Cairo’s Unique Andalusian Garden||2018||173.6km||site_ao|
|Baron Empain Palace||2018||179.9km||site_ao|
|The World’s Oldest Pyramid||2017||183.3km||site_ao|
|Library of the Greek Campus, American University of Cairo||174.5km||site_brutalism|
|In Cairo, Artists Use Pixels, Cyborgs, and More to Examine Technology and Belief||2020||174.2km||post|
|Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)||2005||174.3km||site_whs|
|Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur||1979||169.8km||site_whs|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.