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Cairo the Seven Wonders of the World

Cairo City is most famous for containing the famous Giza Pyramids Complex which holds one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, the world's oldest and biggest statue of the Sphinx and the house of mummification the Valley temple. Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artefacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views. Why is Cairo so special? Located on the banks of the Nile River, Cairo, Egypt's capital, holds the special distinction of being home to the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing: the Great Pyramid, completed around 2540 B.C. It's part of a six-pyramid complex just outside the city on the Giza Plateau. Why are people attracted to Cairo? One of the biggest things that attract millions of tourists to Cairo is the pyramids. No trip to Cairo is complete without a stop at one of the many pyramids that are found scattered across the Egyptian desert. Egyptian cuisine makes heavy use of legumes, vegetables and fruit from Egypt's rich Nile Valley and Delta. Examples of Egyptian dishes include rice-stuffed vegetables and grape leaves, hummus, falafel, shawarma, kebab and kofta. ful medames, mashed fava beans; kushari, lentils and pasta; and molokhia, bush okra stew.   Cairo desert    Cairo