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Ministry of Antiquities to renovate Mohamed Ali Mosque

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018
CAIRO - 24 January 2018: The Ministry of Antiquities announced that the Central Administration of Conservation is set to start renovation works at Muhammad Ali Mosque, according to a press statement released on the Ministry of Antiquities' official Facebook page.

Ghareb Sonbol, the director of the Central Administration of Conservation, started with repairing the great nine chandeliers of the mosque, clarifying that the chandeliers carried harmed wires, and accessories.


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One of the renovated Chandeliers – Photo Courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities

Sonbol added that the renovation works include replacing the old and destroyed parts with new parts, and that all renovation processes are carried out carefully and accurately, besides, all mosques chandeliers will be repaired gradually.

The renovation process will not only handle the mosque’s light system, but also will include the carpets, and the curtains of Muhammed Ali’s shrine.

The renovation process is part of Muhammad Ali Mosque's revival project which started in mid-2017; it is worth mentioning that 90 percent of the required work has been completed.

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One of the renovated Chandeliers – Photo Courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities

The Great Mosque of Muhammed Ali, also known as the Alabaster Mosque, was constructed in Salah El Din Citadel between 1830 and 1848.
It is considered one of the fascinating monuments of Muhammed Ali’s reign due to its architectural and artistic details.
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