A late 19th century view of Cairo's rubbish dump, to the right, the 12th century Ayyubid city walls and Darb al-Ahmer district, also restored in this project.
The same view today, Al-Azhar Park in the process of completion, looking towards Salahadin's Citadel.
ANCIENT TRASH DUMP: Cairo's new 74-acre park, Al Azhar, is located on what was a centuries-old rubbish heap in the middle of Cairo's historic old city.
The 74-acre park with its undulating landscape of lawns, streams and lush vegetation, was a garbage dump.
The park was financed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Aerial view of Al Azhar Park in Cairo