Antiquities Minister opens three new places in El Moez street - File photo
CAIRO – 12 July 2017: Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany opened three archaeological sites on Al-Moez Street, one of the oldest streets in Cairo, on Tuesday after renovations were completed.
The restoration of these historical sites, Abu Tayeb Al-Mutanabi hall, Sabil-Kuttab of Khusraw Pasha and Al-Sultan Al-Saleh Negm El-Din dome, are part of a national campaign launched by the Ministry in 2015 to save 100 historic buildings in Cairo.
This campaign aims to carry out periodical maintenance in many buildings which were renovated in the past by the historic Cairo renovation project to preserve them, Enany said during the opening ceremony.
These archaeological sites are the first buildings to be opened of the seven historic buildings that have been undergoing restoration, he added.
The 100 historic buildings restoration project will allow employees to work in a professional environment and attract more visitors.
Sabil-Kuttab of Khusraw Pasha comprises of a public fountain and a Quranic school. It was built in Islamic Cairo and is considered one of the examples of Ottoman and Manluk architecture. Al-Sultan Al-Saleh Negm El-Din dome is the place where the Mamluks took the Egyptian throne from the Ayyubis.