Unknown Soldier Memorial (Egypt)
Many Unknown Soldier Memorials for Egyptian and Arab soldiers were constructed inside and outside Egypt. The most famous is the one in
The Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo is a pyramid-shaped monument in
The monument is made of concrete and resembles a hollow pyramid, with a height of 25 meters, and a base width of 14.3 meters. The four pillars are 1.9 meters thick, and are inscribed with 71 symbolic names. At the center of the base is a solid basalt cube representing the soldier's tomb. The memorial is open to visitors at all times.
It was designed by the artist Sami Rafi, a Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts in