My travel blog - Cairo time... by trajektoria
I’m about visiting Egypt, esp. Cairo.
That’s why I’m going to read as much materials about it as possible.
So, I’ll make a virtual trip first – getting to know it from maps, books & on-line sources. And I will add some entries here, as my travel blog basics – hopefuilly they’ll be useful for some of you :).
Let me start with a small “did you know” fact, which is:
the origins of the name of Egypt’s capital city
Cairo was founded on the east bank (as head of Nile Delta) in A.D. 969. From a former Roman fort and an Arab settlement, Muslim invaders to Egypt from Tunisia created a city, and called it ‘El Qahira’ (the victorious). Western ears got their ‘Cairo’ from it.