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1. House of Mizouni

2. House of Amasyali

3. Mill of Abu Shahin

4. Ramadan House

5. Thabet House

6. Al-Mahali Mosque

7. Muallaqa Mosque

8. Fishing boats on Nile


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Rosetta, Egypt

Rosetta, Egypt

Rosetta sees very few foreign visitors, reflected in the poor standard of the streets, as well as the halt of the many restoration projects started years ago.
Rosetta's claim to fame are the many fine examples of Delta architecture, dating back to Ottoman times. The houses in Rosetta all follow very strict patterns. The houses are usually 4 stories tall, they have wooden windows, mashrabiyyas, of intricate patterns and the walls are made of tiles making patterns of red and black, with protruding white joints.
The houses, of which there are about 22, are spread across a limited area, and a tour of Rosetta should be no more than 500 metres altogether. In between take time to visit the two old mosques of Rosetta, and finish with a walk down to the Nile to look at the large colourful fishing boats.
Rosetta, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen