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Egypt: Losing Historical Cities

Cairo..The city of a thousand pillars? Photograph from CairoObserver Facebook page. The red lines show buildings which obscure the minerates of mosques which is a signature of the Cairo horizon being lost to new development

Cairo..The city of a thousand pillars? Photograph from CairoObserver Facebook page. The red lines show buildings which obscure the minerats of mosques which is a signature of the Cairo horizon being lost to new development

Cairobserver calls [ar] people in Egypt through Facebook and Twitter [ar] to demonstrate in front of governorate buildings, who are responsible for managing the city, across Egypt to call for an end to destroying and deforming historical cities.

The city of a thousand minarets is now the city of a thousand pillars! The historical city that was listed as a world heritage site in the 70s is now facing demolition and changing all its characteristics and officials are dealing with it as if it is an out of control informal city
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Join us on Wednesday 19 June, 2013, at 5pm (Cairo local time) in Abdin sq. in front of Cairo governorate

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