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El Moez Street

Overview
You’re in the heart of old Cairo (founded in 969 AD by the Fatimid dynasty), with a thousand years of history at your feet, so wander the meandering alleyways and discover magnificent mosques; fine old houses, and odd palaces.

History
Abu Tamim Ma’ad al-Mu’izz Li-Dinillah (932 – 975), as known as Al Moezz, was the fourth Fatimid Caliph and 14th Ismaili imam who reigned from 953 to 975. It was during his caliphate that the center of power of the Fatimid dynasty was moved from Northern Africa to the newly conquered Egypt. Fatimids founded the city of Al-Qāhiratu,