Egypt in October: reviews of festive ceremonies
In former times the annual caravan of the pilgrims who were coming back from Mecca, entered into Cairo through Women al-Futukh («Open gate»), collecting huge crowds of the audience, wishing to look on Makhmal. Splendour of Islamic ceremonies appears on a look during time маулида Sidi Ali al-Bayyumi first the second month of autumn even more strongly (order permits to Egypt for October to be convinced of it) when the brotherhood of Rifai led by the sheikh arranges procession with fluttering reddish banners. The procession begins from el-Hussein, passes through Women al-Futukh and later on the North on Shary Husseyny where locals shower the sheikh and his followers in red turbans with big pieces of sweets – арвах. In a word, Egypt in October (responses only the positive!) it is characterised not only moderately warm climate, well and an abundance of the brightest religious holidays.
Cruel Egypt to criminals: Cairo, excursions, prison…
From al-Hakeem’s mosque you can pass in the prison located in a gloomy belly of Northern walls. Hardly, if previously in inquiry in the searcher to gather «Egypt, Cairo, excursions», will jump out the reference to this frightening place… After all, in reality the keeper will show you loopholes for archers and gunners, an opening for boiling oil which poured out on the heads of the enemies, trying to pass through Women al-Futukh, also processed stones of times of Pharaohs (with Ramses’s II cartouche and the image of a hippopotamus), taken out of Memphis. It is a pity that to bring from Egypt at least осколочек such stones to you will allow nobody … Ceilings of the vaulted 200-metre tunnel allowed policemen to pass on it astride. At the end of the tunnel there is a room gloomy and similar to a cave where passed court sessions: the defendants recognised as guilty, a meeting were exposed to hanging, and their bodies without special ceremonies dumped through a hole in a floor in the ditch filled with water. In 1087. these walls have replaced Al-Kakhira’s built from a brick raw the fatimidsky bastions. New strengthenings intended for reflexion of attacks the Turk-seldzhukov, but never were exposed to check by fight. Later they served as barracks Napoleonic, and later to English fighters. Frenchmen tried to rename bastions of Women of al-Futukh and the following gate behind them 174 Women al-Nasr («A victory collar») – on them still there were type inscriptions «Julien’s Tower» and «Pascal’s Tower». That them to behold personally, it is necessary to find simply round to Egypt with good the excursion program. To pass to Women al-Nasr, as well as to Women al-Futukh, it is possible from a roof of a mosque of al-Hakeem. An inscription on gate: «There is no god, not including the Allah, and Mohammed his prophet» has Shiite addition: «And Ali – the deputy of God». Directly through these gate in 1517 there has passed victorious Turkish sultan Selim Mrachny who has decapitated eight hundred мамлюков later and has hung out their heads on the peninsula of Gezira.
Part of art trade of Egypt in Cairo – excursion on workshops
Directly opposite to gate there is a cemetery of Women of al-Nasr which is built so up now with housing (to rent the house, Egypt it or other tourist country, is best of all through realtor agency) that graves actually it is not visible. In Hareth al-Birkhader top end, one of the malekhanky small streets departing from Shary Galal opposite to Women of al-Futukh, the ordinary glass-blowing workshop where workers manually do glass products in muski style is located – they usually very much rejoice, when tourists come and watch work. If you cannot find a workshop without the aid of others, ask about it in shop in the house No. 10. From Women al-Nasr you can take a taxi (Egypt strongly much for survey without transport…) or to pass one and a half kilometre on the East on foot, moving along walls, and later down the street Shariya Galal to Barkuk’s complex on the Northern cemetery. Other option – the minibus No. 10 which goes from here to one party to Dirasa, and in other party – to Medan Ramses through the Mosque Beybarsa and Medan Atab.
Rounds to Egypt from Astana everything become more available!