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Cairo: Medieval to Modern

Cairo, the largest city in Africa and the Middle East, has served as a cultural, political, and social capital in the region since its founding in 969 AD. Over the course of its 1,000-year history, it has been the seat of important medieval dynasties; a significant British colonial enclave; and a modern, industrialized city. Tucked away amid the modern urban sprawl stand more than 400 registered historic monuments that are representative of this expansive history, although they remain largely overshadowed by their more ancient counterparts. Learn about the genesis, development, and architectural character of this quintessential Islamic city, one that returned to our imagination more recently in the wake of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising that led to the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak. The course includes a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A familiarity with important sites and architectural masterpieces in Cairo
  • An understanding of Cairo’s importance in the history and development of Africa and the Middle East

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing art professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2018
    • Date

      Jun 8 - Jul 20
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $360