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Variously described as being on the Muqattam hill, or in the Masr El Kadema, or El Zahraa area of Old Cairo.
A ruined windmill tower, supposedly owned by the army, and occupied for a time in the 1930's by
the future Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI.
Egypt does not have many corn mills. However there are (or rather were)
a lot more water raising devices, called noria, which share many of the
features of mills - namely the energy source which is often animal, and the
simple gearing and construction mechanisms.
The technical term in Egypt for the noria is the sâqiya, (also writen sakia).