Cairo is located near the Nile Delta and was founded in the year 969. Nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life. Cairo was founded by Jawhar al-Siqilli "The Sicilian", among the Fatimid dynasty in the 10th century CE, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt as it is close to the ancient cities of Memphis, Giza and Fustat which are near the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Temple of Dendera (457 km), Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (499 km), Temples of Karnak (502 km), Temple of Luxor (503 km), Temple of Edfu (587 km), Temple of Kom Ombo (645 km), Assuan (Egypt) (683 km), Temple of Philae (691 km), Temples of Kalabscha (735 km), Temples of Wadi es-Sebua (818 km), Temple of Amada (821 km), Temples of Abu Simbel (859 km), Istanbul (Turkey) (1,236 km), Syracuse (Italy) (1,669 km), Catania (Italy) (1,704 km), Taormina (Italy) (1,704 km), Isfahan (Iran) (1,959 km), Tehran (Iran) (1,982 km), Baku (Azerbaijan) (2,040 km), Shiraz (Iran) (2,051 km)