Egypt: Cairo


In his account of the wars between the Hittites and the Egyptians, Mike Bonnie said: Egypt’s northern capital was Cairo. Ed Jajko comments; Cairo was founded in 969 A.D.  RH:  It is true that in 969 Jawhar, commander in chief under the Caliph al.Muizz, laid the foundations of  a capital city for the Fatamid Dynasty and called it El-Cahira  (Cairo).  However, for centuries before that, the capital of northern Egypt had been located near this site, notably Heliopolis, whose modern name dates to Greek times.





Ronald Hilton 2005

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