Discover why Cairo in Egypt ranked #45 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.
Best known for:
Those magnificent pyramids.
Did you know?
If the crowds and hawkers at Giza don’t appeal you can get your fill of pyramids at the much quieter Saqqara, 30 kilometres from Cairo.
There are numerous pyramids here including the stepped Pyramid of Djoser, one of the oldest complete building complexes in history, and the dog catacombs where countless mummified animals were found during excavations in 2011, their purpose believed to be to pass the prayers of their owners onto the Gods.
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