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Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Historic Cairo 1: Photo 5

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(No. 6) The Bab al-Futah, "The Gate of Conquests," has round flanking towers instead of square ones. It's also the main entrance to the axial road or windpipe or qasaba, which, to make matters confusing, has several specific names along its course. We won't worry about them; in a moment or two we'll head in and just follow the road with a few minor detours.

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