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City of the Dead (Qarafa)

Qarafa, or The City of the Dead, is two 4 mile (6 km) long cemeteries - a north and south cemetery - dating from Mamluk times (1200s - 1500s) and is still in use today. Traditionally all families kept a mausoleum and these days some families use ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Arafa

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2010

You can see the cemetery when travelling from Cairo to the pyramids at Giza and its quite a sight. There's people land animals living in amongst the tombs and some of the tombs are spectacular, its a really unusal place to see.

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