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Egypt’s Prime Minister confirms development projects for Old Cairo are speeding along
Egypt

Egypt’s Prime Minister confirms development projects for Old Cairo are speeding along

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced Saturday that projects to develop historic Cairo and its slum areas are speeding along,…
Baron Empain Palace’s terraces restored as part of ongoing renovation work
Egypt

Baron Empain Palace’s terraces restored as part of ongoing renovation work

Maintenance work began Monday to remove moisture and salt build-up from the external terraces surrounding the Baron Empain Palace. The…
Egypt registers domes of Al-Atris and Al-Aidarous as Islamic heritage monuments
Archaeology

Egypt registers domes of Al-Atris and Al-Aidarous as Islamic heritage monuments

As part of state efforts to preserve Egypt’s cultural heritage, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities agreed during a board…
Photos: Egypt issues celebratory medals for Cairo’s 1050th anniversary
Culture

Photos: Egypt issues celebratory medals for Cairo’s 1050th anniversary

Egypt’s Treasury and Mint authorities has unveiled a set of medals celebrating the 1050th anniversary of Cairo’s founding. The medals…
Wakala al-Sultan Qaytbay complex to become heritage hotel at LE100 mn cost
Archaeology

Wakala al-Sultan Qaytbay complex to become heritage hotel at LE100 mn cost

The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry’s Historic Cairo General Directorate has announced the first restoration project for Wakala al-Sultan Qaytbay complex…
Highways raise alarm in Cairo’s historic City of the Dead
Features/Interviews

Highways raise alarm in Cairo’s historic City of the Dead

CAIRO (AP) — For centuries, sultans and princes, saints and scholars, elites and commoners have been buried in two sprawling…
Egypt to launch virtual tour of Old Cairo mosque complex
Archaeology

Egypt to launch virtual tour of Old Cairo mosque complex

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will launch a virtual tour on Monday through its official website of the Mosque-Madrassa-Khanqah…
US Embassy in Cairo funds restoration of world’s second oldest Jewish cemetery
Archaeology

US Embassy in Cairo funds restoration of world’s second oldest Jewish cemetery

The Bassatine Cemetery, located in Cairo and known as the world’s second oldest Jewish cemetery, is set to be restored…
Photos – Tahrir square receives lighting overhaul
Egypt

Photos – Tahrir square receives lighting overhaul

The Misr for Sound, Light and Cinema company, affiliated with the state-owned Holding Company for Tourism and Hotels, has begun…
Tahrir Square to turn into a world-class tourist destination
Egypt

Tahrir Square to turn into a world-class tourist destination

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that Tahrir Square would be transformed into a tourist destination, as part of the…
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