The capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt has some extraordinary funerary monuments, including rock tombs, ornate mastabas, temples and pyramids. In ancient times, the site was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||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||17.4km||site_ao|
|The Hanging Church||2019||10.1km||site_ao|
|Nilometer: This Ancient Instrument Measured the Waters of the Nile||2017||9.8km||site_ao|
|Cairo’s Unique Andalusian Garden||2018||12km||site_ao|
|The World’s Oldest Pyramid||2017||14.3km||site_ao|
|Library of the Greek Campus, American University of Cairo||12.8km||site_brutalism|
|In Cairo, Artists Use Pixels, Cyborgs, and More to Examine Technology and Belief||2020||12.7km||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.