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"The City of the Dead" on the outskirts of Cairo is a 7km cemetery referred to by Egyptians simply as "Qafara". Initially a burial ground for the dead of Arabian conquests the tombs of the City of the Dead are now occupied by refugees from Cairo's chronic housing shortage. These homesteaders in a landscape of tombs and mausoleums have found shelter amongst the dead. It is estimated that approximately 1/2 million people have been forced to live in this manner as Cairo's...
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