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AL Fustat | Old Cairo, Egypt


Al Fustat City is located between Babylon Fortress and Al Moqqatam Mount.


The first capital of Islamic Egypt , probably this name derived from the the Roman military occupation ( fossatum ), it means tent. It was built by Amr Ibn Al'as in 642, Al Fustat is considered the first capital after the pharaonic capitals, Thebes and Memphis . Al Fustat is also considered a major harbour for foreign maritime trade, as it is located on the Nile between Upper and Lower Egypt, especially in Fatimid Age. Amr Ibn Alas bulit Amr Ibn Alas mosque in Al-Fustat City. The mosque is first and oldest mosque in Egypt , Fustat is now a part of the 'Old Egypt' area in Cairo . Al Fustat and Amr Ibn Alas mosque are considered the eldest remains in Egypt and Africa which represent Islamic Age.

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