This painting was created on a wall depicting a statue of an Egyptian pharaoh

This painting was created on a wall depicting a statue of an Egyptian pharaoh

A road beside the Mosque of Amr al-As - a minaret of the mosque can be seen in the background

A road beside the Mosque of Amr al-As - a minaret of the mosque can be seen in the background

A wall of the police station in the Coptic area of Cairo, here police was more strict due to security situation in the area

A wall of the police station in the Coptic area of Cairo, here police was more strict due to security situation in the area

A wooden door and a beautifully carved wooden window in the Old Cairo

A wooden door and a beautifully carved wooden window in the Old Cairo

A closeup view of the window - Old Cairo in the past was called Babylon and then Fustat by the Arabs

A closeup view of the window - Old Cairo in the past was called Babylon and then Fustat by the Arabs

Another wooden window which also serves as a balcony in the Coptic Cairo

Another wooden window which also serves as a balcony in the Coptic Cairo

I saw an old guy, who was selling these black and white photographs from the historical past of this city

I saw an old guy, who was selling these black and white photographs from the historical past of this city

A modern looking apartment building - Egyptian statues are created in the middle column of the building

A modern looking apartment building - Egyptian statues are created in the middle column of the building

A closer look at the Egyptian paintings carved in the wall

A closer look at the Egyptian paintings carved in the wall

This building was located beside the Mosque of Amr al-As

This building was located beside the Mosque of Amr al-As

An old building beside a road - probably it is a matter of time before it was going to be knocked down

An old building beside a road - probably it is a matter of time before it was going to be knocked down

This sign points to the nearest church of Cavern Church - many of these churches were built over the walls of ancient Babylon Fortress in Cairo

This sign points to the nearest church of Cavern Church - many of these churches were built over the walls of ancient Babylon Fortress in Cairo

This sign shows the direction of the Jewish synagogue and the Coptic church in opposite direction

This sign shows the direction of the Jewish synagogue and the Coptic church in opposite direction

The Ben Ezra Synagogue is one of the most important synagogue in Cairo - it is believed that land for this synagogue was bought in the 9th century

The Ben Ezra Synagogue is one of the most important synagogue in Cairo - it is believed that land for this synagogue was bought in the 9th century

Most people and historians agree that this is the spot where baby Moses (Musa) was found

Most people and historians agree that this is the spot where baby Moses (Musa) was found

According to the tradition, baby moses was placed inside a small boat and it was spotted by the Pharaoh's daughter

According to the tradition, baby moses was placed inside a small boat and it was spotted by the Pharaoh's daughter

The synagogue was a place of pilgrimage for North African Jews and the site of major festival celebrations due to it's importance

The synagogue was a place of pilgrimage for North African Jews and the site of major festival celebrations due to it's importance

The walls in the background are from the Roman Period

The walls in the background are from the Roman Period

The famous medieval rabbi Moses Maimonides (Spanish by birth, al-Andalus then) worshipped at Ben Ezra synagogue when he lived in Cairo

The famous medieval rabbi Moses Maimonides (Spanish by birth, al-Andalus then) worshipped at Ben Ezra synagogue when he lived in Cairo

There had been numerous construction on this site - the present building dates from 1892

There had been numerous construction on this site - the present building dates from 1892

A structure in a garden, next to the Nilometer

A structure in a garden, next to the Nilometer

A statue of al-farghani is also located in the same garden - his full name is Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani

A statue of al-farghani is also located in the same garden - his full name is Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani

He was one of the most famous astronomers in the 9th century

He was one of the most famous astronomers in the 9th century

A statue on the grounds of Umm Kulthum Museum in Cairo - she was a famous Egyptian singer and actress

A statue on the grounds of Umm Kulthum Museum in Cairo - she was a famous Egyptian singer and actress

This pedestrian bride is built over one of the small branches of the River Nile

This pedestrian bride is built over one of the small branches of the River Nile

The aqueduct of Cairo extends from the banks of the Nile in the area of Fum al-Khalij to Sayyida Aisha Square close to the Citadel of Salah al-Din

The aqueduct of Cairo extends from the banks of the Nile in the area of Fum al-Khalij to Sayyida Aisha Square close to the Citadel of Salah al-Din

This aqueduct was built between 14th and the early 16th century

This aqueduct was built between 14th and the early 16th century

Mamluks extended these aqueducts to supply water in Cairo and these aqueducts are almost 3km in length

Mamluks extended these aqueducts to supply water in Cairo and these aqueducts are almost 3km in length

A closed door inside the Citadel of Cairo

A closed door inside the Citadel of Cairo

A photo of the Mokattam Hill, this hill is located directly opposite the entry gate of the Cairo Citadel

A photo of the Mokattam Hill, this hill is located directly opposite the entry gate of the Cairo Citadel

Old buildings outside the walls of the citadel

Old buildings outside the walls of the citadel

Area behind the Cairo citadel - in the background, walls and also the minarets of Muhammad Ali Pasha Mosque can be seen

Area behind the Cairo citadel - in the background, walls and also the minarets of Muhammad Ali Pasha Mosque can be seen

A neighbourhood in Old Cairo - most buildings in this are are in state of neglect and despair

A neighbourhood in Old Cairo - most buildings in this are are in state of neglect and despair

A colourful police

A colourful police "stop sign" on side of the road