Daher, Egypt

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El Daher, or El Zaher (Arabic: الظاهر‎‎, IPA: [edˈdɑːheɾ, ezˈzˤɑːheɾ]), is one of the districts of Cairo, Egypt. It neighbours the districts of Abbaseya and Sakakini.

El Zaher is named after al-Malik al-Zahir Rukn al-Din Baibars al-Bunduqdari, who was a Mamluk Sultan of Egypt and Syria, whose memoirs were recorded in the a long Arabic folkloric tale Sirat al-Zahir Baibars.

Sakakini was originally part of El Zaher, but it was named after a wealthy, famous, family of Syrian origin, whose patriarch (head of the family), Count Gabriel Habib Sakakini Pasha (1841-1923), had built a palace and a church in the area in 1897.[1] In addition, Sakakini Pasha is known to have established the Roman Catholic Patriarchate in Faggala and the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Old Cairo.[2]

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Coordinates: 30°04′27″N 31°16′12″E / 30.07417°N 31.27000°E / 30.07417; 31.27000