Tucked away amid the modern urban area of Cairo lies one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains. Founded in the 10th century, it became the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|v||To be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Citadel of Saladin||2020||6.1km||site_ao|
|The Hanging Church||2019||5.8km||site_ao|
|Nilometer: This Ancient Instrument Measured the Waters of the Nile||2017||5.9km||site_ao|
|Cairo’s Unique Andalusian Garden||2018||3.3km||site_ao|
|Baron Empain Palace||2018||7.8km||site_ao|
|Library of the Greek Campus, American University of Cairo||2.3km||site_brutalism|
|In Cairo, Artists Use Pixels, Cyborgs, and More to Examine Technology and Belief||2020||2.5km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
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.