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Lataif Al Qahira

A digital open-source database for the architecture and urbanization of Cairo in the 9th and 20th centuries It aims to preserve the city's memory and record its historical layers and architectural treasures It provides in addition to verified knowledge, textual and visual materials It establishes a digital space for interested people and specialists to communicate, interact, and publish their documents. 

Cairo is one of the cities with a long, multi-layered history with long roots. Cairo, as we know it now, was formed through centuries of transformations, and its fingerprints still surround the pioneers of Cairo and dazzle them with the architectural and artistic treasures it contains, which is what we call Lataif Al Qahira. Some of these "Lataif" have received care and been highlighted, while others still suffer from ignorance and are threatened by the absence of their story from the memory of the city and society. Lataif Al Qahira is a platform whose main role is to disseminate knowledge related to the architectural and urban heritage of Cairo. A digital space provides those interested in preserving the city’s memory, with opportunities to communicate and interact with their peers, publish their documents, experiences, and related works, and participate in activities about Lataif Al Qahira... for more

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The Orientalist painters produced realistic & imaginative pictures of Cairo. That resulted in a collection of works by these Orientalists, of which we have identified around 2000 paintings by nearly 200 painters.

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Cartography is one of the mechanisms that we can use to recognize the urban of the city and its history, which from we can draw a picture of the city as it was in the past and we can identify its future.

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A reading of the history of the community’s urbanization process. The adopted angle of vision by the author presents a social point of reference and political and economic forces. It also covers history, geography, settlement, and the local environment.

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