Living with Dead

The City of Dead is a necropolis dating back to 600 A.D. at Al-Arafa, a neighborhood of Cairo. These cemeteries bear witness to the centuries of Cairo’s history. The rich Egyptians used to keep people as care taker for looking after the tomb of their parents or ancestors. Today many poor people of Egypt made this place their permanent living homes and are living with the dead people inside the tombs for years after years. The City of the Dead seems to its inhabitants ideal because it is already built, though some of the tombs are crumbling but there are others which are pristine and full of marble.


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