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City of the Dead / Cairo Cemetery

Cairo’s  “City of the Dead” is one of the oldeset and biggest cemeteries in Cairo.

Named by the locals “El’Arafa” (Arabic: ‘the cemetery’), the cemetery is a 6.5 km long plot filled with tombs and mausoleums, as well as living people who live and work among the dead. These are the poorest residents of Cairo, similar to those residing in “Zabbalean” – the garbage city.


wikipeCairo’s City of the Dead on Wikipedia
tripadvisorCairo’s City of the Dead on Tripadvisor
google-mapsCairo’s City of the Dead on Google Maps


Points of Interest in the Area

Simon the Tanner Monastery
Saladin’s Citadel
Al-Azahar Park 


A 360 Degrees image of an abandoned tomb complex in the “City of the Dead” of Cairo