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Cairo Eternal

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Discover the rich culture and stunning aesthetics of Egypt's vibrant capital, from the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza to the bustling Khan El Khalili bazaar. Cairo Eternal is the first...

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Mai Eldib is a cultural strategist and specialist in visual art and culture from the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. Eldib has been working at Sotheby’s since 2008 and has contributed to numerous artist monographs and exhibition catalogs at the auction house and throughout the region. Eldib has supported multiple institutional exhibitions and serves on global and local museum and nonprofit committees that promote Middle Eastern art. For the last decade, Eldib has called Cairo home.

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Cairo Eternal


I the city of Cairo, mother of cities...mistress of broad provinces and fruitful lands, boundless in multitude of buildings, peerless in beauty and splendor, the meeting-place of comer and goer.

— Ibn Battuta

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Page count

288 pages

Number of illustrations

over 250



Released on

May 2023


W 25 x L 33 x D 5 cm

Cover materials

Linen Hardcover




2.7 kg

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