National Geographic : 1993 Apr
SI/i HEK'N TERY heDead) Street sa&AiLM,,que Muqattam Hills MUQATTAM CITY naJonra Airport M gqattam Hills Area Ienlarged IM adi WESTERN N DESERT M Earthquakeepicenter Oct. 12,199: EASTERN DESERT lelwan SE/LANDCOVER: :airo EASTERN DESERT unlimited A modern city byEgypt's mil lennial standards, Cairo com mands the head of the Nile Delta.The present city-built on the site of an earlier Roman fort and an Arab settlement was founded on the east bank n A.D. 969 by Muslim invaders from Tunisia. They called it El Qahira,or "the victorious," hich became Cairo to Western ears. With a populationof 13 million, Caironow sprawls :over 175 square miles. Vi!