Author: Jan Zak

Al-Azhar Mosque Cairo

Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar mosque and the adjoining university buildings are some of the oldest in the world. Built in 970 AD, few realize that Al-Azhar had many ‘firsts’, from the distinctive black, graduating robes used around...

Stepped Pyramid at Saqqara

Egypt’s first and oldest pyramid is that of pharaoh Djoser, designed by the renown architect, high-priest and physician, Imhotep. The stepped pyramid is enclosed in a funerary complex that doubled as a place for...

Sultan Hassan Mosque

Off the square of Saladin are the Mameluke mosque and madrassa of sultan Hassan. Nearby is also the equally impressive Rifa’i mosque within which rest Egypt’s Kings and the last Shah of Iran. The...

A Timelapse of Egypt

Abdelrahman Gabr does it again! His Egypt HD timelapse showcases Egypt’s beaches, night skies, and archaeological sites. Few will have the privilege of seeing the night sky in the Egyptian desert. However, the lucky...

Pyramid of Khafre

The pyramid of Khafre, that of Khufu’s son and heir, appears to dominate the Giza Plateau when in fact it isn’t the tallest. The illusion is optical in its entirety. The interior of the...