Cairo, Egypt

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These 137 slides are of Cairo and the satellite city of 6th Of October that were taken in 1989 on a short visit. Cairo is the largest city in Egypt.  Its population is subject to some debate, but officially the metropolitan region has more than 17 million persons, though some sources put it at greater than 20 million.  In 1989 when the slides were taken, the metro area had a population of around 10 million. The focus of the study was on residential housing, but put into a larger context of public and private space.  In Islamic societies, there is a strong distinction (more)