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Cairo Captured in Pictures Over The Last 100 Years

From 1917 through to 2017, Cairo never ceases to amaze. One way or another.

Few cities around the world grew at the tremendous pace as our buzzing capital Cairo has over the past 100 years. From the moderately-sized city at the turn of the 20th century to one of the world's largest today. Cairo has changed, evolved, and in many aspects, deteriorated. With all its achievements and shortcomings, chaos and beauty, here are 10 pictures of Cairo in every decade over the past 100 years:

Today

Tahrir Square

2000s
Traffic Jam in 2000s Cairo

1990s
1990s traffic

1980s

Say'iyda A'isha

 1970s
Haram Neighborhood

 1960s
Attaba Square

1950sCentral Cairo

 1940s

Mena House Complex

 1930sTalaat Harb Square (Previously Soliman Pacha)

 1920sFlood Season, mid 1920s

1910s

Azbakeya in 1917

 Main Photo: Mohamed El Ghazouly/The Guardian.


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