30 Route 4. CAIRO. Schools.
packing is properly done, as subsequent complaints are generally futile.
The post-otfice forwards parcels not exceeding 5 kilogrammes (11 lbs.) in
weight for 9 pias., with export duty of 1 per cent.
f. Theatres. Clubs. Churches. Schools.
Theatres. Khedivial Opera House (PL C, 3 ; p. 40); in the winter season
a French or Italian opera company usually performs at this theatre, the
arrangement and prices of which resemble those of Italian theatres. Box
office open 8-12 and 2-5; boxes dear (evening-dress compulsory; closed boxes
for Moslem ladies). — Summer Theatre (actors generally Italian), in the Ezbe¬
kiyeh Garden. — For performances at the Arab Theatres, see the newspapers.
Clubs. The Geographical Society (PL A, 5; p. 41), founded by Dr.
Schweinfurth, the celebrated African traveller, possesses an extensive lib¬
rary, a reading-room, and a small ethnographical and geographical museum
(open on Thurs.; curator, Dr. Bonola-Bey). — The Club Khidivial, Shari'a
el-Manakh 22, in the Isma'iliyeh quarter, is fitted up in the English style.
Strangers are not admitted without difficulty. ■— The Turf Club, Shari'a
el-Manakh 12 (PL B, 3).
Churches. English Church (All Saints'; PL B, 3), Shari'a Bulak, in the
Isma'iliyeh quarter (chief services at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m.). — American
Service in the American Mission (PL B, C, 3), opposite Shepheard's Hotel
(service at 6 p.m.). — German Protestant Church (PL B, 3), Shari'a el-Magh¬
rabi 19 ; German service at 9.30 or 10 a.m., followed by a French service. —
— Roman Catholic Church (PL D, 3), Shari'a el-Banadkia 2, in the Muski,
with branch-churches in the Isma'iliyeh quarter and at Bulak. Jesuit Church,
in Faggala. Church of the Mission of Central Africa (Eglise du Soudan),
Shari'a Der el-Benat. — Orthodox Greek Church (PL D, 2, 3), in the Ham-
zawi (p. 46). — Coptic Catholic Church (PL D, 3) and Coptic Orthodox Church
(PL C, 2); service on Sun. at 10 a.m., on Christmas Day and the Sat. of
Holy Week at 10 p.m. — The Jeivs here are of two sects, the Talmudists
and the Karaites, the former being by far the more numerous. Most ofthe
synagogues are situated in the Jewish quarter (Derb el-Yehudi; P1.D,3).
Schools. St. Mary's English Schools, Shari'a Kasr en-Nil 25. — The
German School (adjoining the Protestant church', see above) is largely
patronised by all nationalities and sects. — The School of the American
Mission (PL C, B, 3) has its sphere of operations chiefly among the Copts.
— The Anglican Mission School is in the Shari'a el-'Atika (PL A, 3-6). —
Besides these, there are an Ecole des Soeurs du Sacre" Coeur, a!h Institution des
Dames du Bon Pasteur, an IScole de la Ste. Famille (school ofthe Jesuits),
and others. — Permission to visit the Egyptian schools may be obtained on
application at the Ministry of Education in the Derb el- Gamamiz (p. 56).
Arabic Teachers. 'Ali Effendi Bahgdt (chief interpreter), at the Min¬
istry of Education, Palais Derb el-Gamamiz (p. 56); Mohammed Nassdr,
formerly a tutor in the University of Berlin.
g. Sights and Disposition of Time.
Tickets (2 pias. each) for a visit to the Arabian mosques and other
monuments, the restoration of which has been taken in hand by a ComiU
de Conservation des Monuments de VArt Arabe, and for the Arabian Museum
of Art are obtained at the Wakf (Office for the management of secularized
mosque-property; PL B, 4; closed on Frid.) and at Diemer's bookshop
(p. 28). A fee of V2-I pias. is also expected hy the attendants at the ent¬
rances to the mosques, for supplying slippers.
1st Day. Forenoon: Tour of inspection in the immediate neighbour¬
hood of the Ezbekiyeh (p. 39) and in the Ezbekiyeh Garden; then on foot
or donkey-back to the Muski and the Bazaars (pp. 41-48). — Afternoon
(by cab or on donkey-back): to the "Tombs of the Khalifs (p. 64) and the
"Citadel, with the mosque of Mohammed 'Ali (*View of Cairo; p. 52), re¬
turning via the Shari'a Mohammed 'Ali (p. 49).
2nd Day. Forenoon (cab or donkey): Mosques of "Sultan Hasan (p. 49)
and Ibn Tulun (p. 53); Bdb ez-Zuweleh (p. 48); streets to the S. of the Muski
(pp. 41, 46); Viceregal Library (p. 56). — Afternoon: by railway (or drive