The Cairo tessellation is a tessellation appearing in the streets of Cairo and in many Islamic decorations. Its tiles are obtained by projection of a dodecahedron, and it is the dual tessellation of the semiregular tessellation of squares and equilateral triangles.

# Cairo Tessellation

## See also

Dodecahedron, Polycairo, Tessellation## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Wells, D.*The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry.*London: Penguin, p. 23, 1991.Williams, R.

*The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure: A Source Book of Design.*New York: Dover, p. 38, 1979.

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Cairo Tessellation## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Cairo Tessellation."
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