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Cairo University was established in 1908 as a private university. In 1925 it became the first public university in Egypt.

Established in 1970, al-Azhar University is the first in Egypt. It is a world-renowned Sunni Islamic educational institution.

Located 22 kilometres from Cairo city centre, Cairo International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Africa and the Arab world.

Football is the national sport of Egypt. The Cairo International Stadium hosts the national team's matches as well as the matches of Cairo's top teams, Al Ahly and Zamalek SC. The stadium was built in 1960 and can accommodate up to 75,000 spectators.

The Great Pyramids of Giza are part of the iconic heritage of Ancient Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Wonders of the World, welcoming nearly 10 million visitors each year.

The Citadel of Saladin is an imposing fortress offering a privileged view of the city of Cairo. Built in the 12th century by the vizier Saladin, this citadel is located in the Islamic quarter, which is a World Heritage Site.

The Cairo Tower was built in 1961 by a prominent Egyptian architect named Naoum Shebib. Standing 187 metres high and representing a wicker weave, the tower houses a revolving dining room at the top that completes a full circle in 20 minutes.

The city of Onu called "Heliopolis" by the Greeks and today called Ain-ech-Chams is an ancient city located in the Nile Delta. Built in the 17th century BC, it was a religious metropolis of the ancient empire.

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the most important museums in the world dedicated to Ancient Egypt.

The Palais du Baron Empain was built by the French architect Alexandre Marcel for the Belgian baron Édouard Empain. The palace is located in the Heliopolis district. In 2005 it was acquired by the Egyptian government and classified as a historical monument in March 2007 by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities.