The Arab village of al-Marj in 1911

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on May 10th, 2015 in Egypt, General

This Arab (ie, Bedouin, not Egyptian peasant) village was right next to Lady Anne’s Sheykh Obeyd property. The photo was taken in 1911. Today it is a sprawling informal, poverty-stricken suburb of Cairo, home to around a million people.

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