Trivia Thursday # 23

In the 1840s the slave-merchants who had previously sold slaves from the Wekalet el-Gallabeh in Cairo were forced to transfer their trade to a “city of the dead” (cemetary city) outside of Cairo called Kaid Bey because of the government’s belief the slave markets were a source of epidemic disease. 

– source: The Englishwoman in Egypt by ophia Poole 1846

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One comment on “Trivia Thursday # 23
  1. Fascinating! The trivia posts are my favorite. More please. =)

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