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Cairo - Al-Azhar Park

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A late 19th century view of Cairo's rubbish dump, to the right, the 12th century Ayyubid city walls and Darb al-Ahmer district, also restored in this project.

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The same view today, Al-Azhar Park in the process of completion, looking towards Salahadin's Citadel.

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ANCIENT TRASH DUMP: Cairo's new 74-acre park, Al Azhar, is located on what was a centuries-old rubbish heap in the middle of Cairo's historic old city.

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The 74-acre park with its undulating landscape of lawns, streams and lush vegetation, was a garbage dump.

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The park was financed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture

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Aerial view of Al Azhar Park in Cairo


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