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The picture above portrays "La Bourse du Coton d' Alexandrie ". This  beautiful and cosmopolitan city was the cradle of Cotton market, as the first sale of Cotton was recorded here in 1865. The Stock Exchange became the symbol of the city and Cotton traders

gathered there to submit offers for lint of the finest Giza Cotton. In this picture, reports were registered on blackboards

concerning the official course of Cotton lint of Giza 1 (Ashmouni) and Giza 7which is the origin of our

precious Giza 45.