TIL the Zawiyyet al-Mayyiteen in Egypt, dubbed the “City of the Dead,” is one of the world’s largest cemeteries. Made up of numerous white conical domes that stretch out across a wide plain, the necropolis looks similar to waves in the sea. The cemetery was used by Muslims and Coptic Christians.

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  1. “A couple of rock-cut tombs from the Old Kingdom are found at the edge of the site, as well as a small step pyramid from the early 3rd dynasty. The pyramid is remarkable because it is the only pyramid built on the eastern bank of the Nile.”

    “The necropolis is particularly stunning at sunrise and sunset. However, visitors should be aware that this is a working cemetery and should be respectful and modestly dressed.”


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