Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay

Amid the historic quarter’s busy streets, a thousand workshops maintain centuries-old craftmaking traditions. These workers’ ancient skills are celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society

Where does the British Museum’s keeper of Ancient Egypt get his kicks when in Cairo?

No, not the Pyramids, the Sphinx or in a mummy’s tombs – he prefers to hang out at the city’s Agricultural Museum