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CAIRO LECTURE: Introducing Islamic Cairo - Lecture 1

CAIRO LECTURE: Introducing Islamic Cairo - Lecture 1

CAIRO LECTURE: Introducing Islamic Cairo - Lecture 1

Topic:"How the Early Cities of Islamic Egypt (al-Fustat and al-Qata'ie) Developed"

Date: Monday, January 5, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Presenter: Tarek Swelim, Ph.D., Art Historian/Lecturer on Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East (

About the series: ARCE's new lecture 3-part series will explore and examine Islamic Cairo through the PowerPoint presentations of Dr. Tarek Swelim. He will show different animated maps, illustrations and photos of the city, relative to its history and architectural masterpieces. This lecture series is not a survey of the Islamic architecture of Cairo, but rather will focus on understanding the great metropolis. Dr. Swelim's aim is to introduce Islamic Cairo to foreigners as well as its local citizens. He will try to provide a better understanding of its glorious times--having been a capital of a great empire for over 650 years.

Location: ARCE Cairo Center, 2 Midan Simón Bolívar in Garden City

Cost: All three classes may be attended for LE210 for ARCE members, or LE240 for non-members. Individual classes are LE80 for members, LE90 for non-members.

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND A MINIMUM OF 10 PARTICIPANTS PER CLASS IS NECESSARY. For more information, please contact ARCE's program coordinator, Mary Sadek, by phone in Cairo (20 2 2794 8239) or by email.

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