For Nour and the like surely have no answers to the problems of contemporary Egypt. About Us Help Center. Novotel Cairo El Borg. Browse forums All Browse by destination. One of the great tragedies of what is afoot in the Middle East is the extinction of the last vestiges of a vibrant, cosmopolitan culture, as represented by another great Egyptian novelist, the Cairo dentist, Alaa Al Aswany, author of the remarkable Yacoubian Building. Right now, hotels and resorts report falls in occupancy from 90 to 15 per cent.
Since the last adherent of ancient Egyptian religion allegedly converted to Christianity in the fourth century AD, the original Salafists had little to worry about the pyramids and left them alone.
We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. Salafism means reverting to the mores of the founding generation of Islam, for the close companions of the Prophet were called Salafi meaning 'pious founders'. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. Tourists would presumably see great blobs rather than the perfectly carved steps. The Salafist party's plan for the Pyramids - cover them in wax. Members who are knowledgeable about this destination and volunteer their time to answer travelers' questions.