Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cairo Citadel, Egypt

Egypt-8, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Cairo, Egypt.

The location, part of the Muqattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city, and was fortified by the Ayyubid ruler Salah al-Din (Saladin) between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect it from the Crusaders.


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