The first Egyptian medical school was founded there, in 1827. In modern Egypt, the area is an industrial suburb of Cairo, with an extensive military–industrial complex and well-developed chemical industries.
1970 bombing incidentEdit
2013 prisoners die in custody incidentEdit
In August, 2013, 37 prisoners died in the Cairo prison Abu Zaabal.
- "Middle East: In Cold Blood." Time magazine, June 1, 1970
- "Israeli Bombs Kill Civilians Near Cairo"
- Kingsley, Patrick. How did 37 prisoners come to die at Cairo prison Abu Zaabal? The Guardian. 2014 Feb. 22.
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