Tura was the primary quarry for limestone in ancient Egypt. The site, which was known by the ancient Egyptians as Troyu or Royu, is located about halfway between modern-day and .

Notable Places in the Area

Tora Prison is an Egyptian prison complex for criminal and political detainees, located in Tora, Egypt. Photo: Mohamed Ouda, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Al-Aqrab Prison is a notorious torture prison in , , south of .

Lycée Français du Caire is the French International School in .

Localities in the Area

is a village in the in Egypt.

a suburban district of , to the south of the city center on the eastern bank of the Nile, consists of two distinct areas, Old and New . Photo: Kelisi, Public domain.

Picture yourself in Egypt and you picture this. Imagine Ancient Egypt and this is where your mind will land. Photo: Maveric149, CC BY-SA 3.0.


29.9346° or 29° 56' 4.5" north
31.2807° or 31° 16' 50.6" east
19 metres (62 feet)
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node 768769511
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: حي طره
  • Arabic: طرة
  • Arabic: طره
  • Basque: Tura
  • Catalan: Tura
  • Czech: Tura
  • Danish: Tura
  • Dutch: Toera (Egypte)
  • Dutch: Toera
  • Egyptian Arabic: طره
  • English: Tura, Egypt
  • French: Tourah
  • French: Tura
  • German: Tura
  • Greek: Τούρα, Αίγυπτος
  • Greek: Τούρα
  • Italian: Tura
  • Japanese: トゥラ (エジプト)
  • Portuguese: Tora
  • Portuguese: Tora (Egito)
  • Slovak: Tourah
  • Slovak: Tura
  • Spanish: Tura
  • Swedish: Tura (Egypten)
  • Swedish: Tura
  • Ţurah
  • Ţurah al Ḩayy
  • Ţurá, Tura
  • Ţurá
  • Ṭura el-Ḥaggâra

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