FROM THE AR­CHIVE

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Our fea­ture on the city pub­lished in 2000 saw the coun­try in its 18th year of Pres­i­dent Hosni Mubarak’s rule. Then, as now, at­tract­ing tourists was on Egypt’s agenda – we re­ported that the pres­i­dent was pledg­ing to con­tinue sub­si­dis­ing an an­nual per­for­mance of Verdi’s Aida, where “arias soar across the desert against the back­drop of the pyra­mids”.

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