Sunday February 16, 2020

After the revolution

As it takes its first tentative steps as a democracy, Egypt is keen for its splendours to draw back in the tourists, writes Vanessa O'Loughlin.

7th July, 2012
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The Pyramids at Giza.

On the edge of Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egypt's opulent past seems to collide with its revolutionary present - and both are equally thrilling.

Beside the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which is home to the pharaohs' priceless wonders, stands the shell of former dictator Hosni Mubarak's party headquarters. It was burned out in last year's wave of Arab Spring uprisings. Memorials to the revolution will probably fill this space in years to come.

The Egyptian Museum,...

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