Unknown Soldier Memorial, Cairo

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Many Unknown Soldier Memorials for Egyptian and Arab soldiers were constructed inside and outside Egypt. The most famous is the one in Cairo.

The Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo is a pyramid-shaped monument in Nasr City. Its construction was ordered by president Anwar Sadat in 1974 in honour of Egyptians and Arabs who lost their lives in the 1973 October War. It was inaugurated in October 1975. The site was also chosen for the president's tomb after his assassination in October 1981.
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  • The monument itself is not so great. The place is notable for the killing and the grave of the Egyptian president Anwar as-Sadat. Partly of Sudanese origin and visibly darker than an usual Egyptian...  more »
  • We only got to stop here briefly before we were asked to move on, but a very poignant memorial and well guarded.  more »
  • We passed by and visited the Memorial when we were in the area. Made in a very modernist style, but with an outline reminiscent of stylized Pyramids. It memorializes President Anwar Sadat & Egypt’s...  more »
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  • You can't drive through this point on El Nasr Road without noticing this unique monument. It's a memorial place for the "unknown soldier" and the grave of an assassinated former president of Egypt. A good sight. Check it up if you are a tourist in Cairo.!
  • Many Unknown Soldier Memorials for Egyptian and Arab soldiers were constructed inside and outside Egypt. The most famous is the one in Cairo. The Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo is a pyramid-shaped monument in Nasr City. Its construction was ordered by president Anwar Sadat in 1974 in honour of Egyptians and Arabs who lost their lives in the 1973 October War. It was inaugurated in October 1975. The site was also chosen for the president's tomb after his assassination in October 1981.
  • A great Egyptian leader is buried here.. RIP Anwar Sadat
  • Nothing great about this place. Just another memorial.
  • The unknown soldier memorial and the grave of the ex-president Anwar El Sadat who was assassinated in the same vicinity

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