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Explore Giza in Egypt

Giza in the region of Al Jīzah with its 2,443,203 inhabitants is a town in Egypt - some 4 mi or ( 7 km ) South-West of Cairo , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Giza

Current time in Giza is now 05:36 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Cairo " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tyre, Gaza, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Beersheba. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Tyre . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Giza ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Best of Cairo

4:26 min by David PIN
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48 hours in Cairo Other travels in pictures and movies @ ..

Church in Coptic Cairo Egypt

1:12 min by Laura Jurica
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The Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) derives its name from its location on top of the southern tower gate of the old Babylon fortress (in Old, or Coptic Cairo) with its nave suspende ..

Pharoah Pharoah in Egypt by HUC students.m4v

3:31 min by Sarah Lauing
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HUC Year in Israel students (2009-2010) Jonah, Jeremy, Sarah, and Bess perform the "Pharoah, Pharoah" dance all over Egypt. A tribute to Yoshi Zweiback and Mah Tovu. ..

Muchacho y el Tesoro de Tutankamón

10:00 min by Raul El Muchacho
Views: 3831 Rating: 3.00

Noviembre/2009. En el Museo Egipcio de El Cairo (Egipto), en donde cámaras están prohibidas, el Muchacho toma imágenes del tesoro del Faraón Tutankamón, y de la Sala de Las Momias Reales. La Historia ..

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Interesting facts about this location


"Gizeh" redirects here. For the name of a German brand of cigarette rolling papers, see Mascotte (rolling papers). "Jizah" redirects here. For the Wu-Tang Clan member and rapper, see GZA. "Giseh" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Giseh, Iran.

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Located at 30.02 31.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Giza, Giza Plateau, Governorate capitals in Egypt, Metropolitan areas of Egypt, Populated places in Giza Governorate

Battle of al-Babein

The Battle of al-Babein took place on March 18, 1167, between Amalric I of Jerusalem and a Zengid army under Shirkuh for control of Egypt. Saladin served as Shirkuh’s highest-ranking officer in the battle. The battle was a tactical draw between the Zengid forces and King Amalric's invasion army.

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Located at 30.02 31.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 12th century in Egypt, 12th-century crusades, Battles involving Arab Egypt, Battles involving the Fatimid Caliphate, Battles involving the Seljuk Turks, Battles of the Crusades, Conflicts in 1167

Giza Zoo

The Giza Zoo is a zoological garden in Giza, Egypt. It is one of the few green areas in the city, and includes Giza's largest park. The zoo covers about 80 acres, and is home to many endangered species, as well as a selection of endemic fauna. Rare species have been successfully bred in the zoo - including the first Californian sea lion to be born in the Middle East in 2002.

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Located at 30.02 31.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Cairo, Zoos in Egypt

Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. It was founded by Marcus Simaika Pasha in 1908 to house Coptic antiquities. The museum traces the history of Christianity in Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. It was erected on 8,000 square meters offered by the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria under the guardianship of Pope Cyril V.

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Located at 30.01 31.23 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Cairo, Cairo culture, Coptic Cairo, Coptic Orthodox Church, Ethnic museums in Egypt, History museums in Egypt, Museums established in 1910, Museums in Cairo, Old Cairo, Religious museums, Visitor attractions in Cairo

Cairo Geniza

The Cairo Geniza is a collection of some 300,000 Jewish manuscript fragments that were found in the geniza or storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Fustat or Old Cairo, Egypt. Some additional fragments were found in the Basatin cemetery east of Old Cairo, and the collection includes a number of old documents bought in Cairo in the later 19th century. It is now dispersed among a number of libraries, including the libraries of Cambridge University and the University of Manchester.

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Located at 30.01 31.23 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: 9th-century establishments, Cairo culture, Hebrew manuscripts, History of Cairo, Islam-related literature, Jewish Egyptian history, Jewish libraries, Judaism in Egypt, Libraries in Egypt, Manuscripts from the Cairo Geniza, Religion in Cairo


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