Khadija Palace in Helwan - ET
CAIRO - 27 October 2019: Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mostafa el-Feki, accompanied by Governor of Cairo and MP Ismail Nasr el-Din, officially opened the Princess Khadija Palace in Helwan District in Cairo.
The palace belongs to the Cultural Communication Sector at the BA.
El-Feki opened the children’s library and the first Helwan handicraft exhibition, in addition to visiting a simplified scientific presentation for children entitled "The wonders of science". It is a fun, exciting and fast-paced interactive educational presentation suitable for all ages, which simplifies many of the basic concepts of different sciences through the funny character "Crazy Zonzon".
This presentation offers a range of highly interactive activities, where children participate in exciting science experiments in the fields of physics and chemistry. The show allows children to use a variety of materials such as balloons, jumpers, balance boards, water, liquid nitrogen, dry ice, and some chemicals.
The Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina also opened the exhibition "The Journey of Writing in Egypt" which showcases the most important stations of blogging/documenting, in addition to the most prominent image in Egypt from the ancient era to the modern time. The exhibition is divided into three main sections, each of which lists the nature of history and civilization through the different forms of blogging, which Egypt witnessed with its diversified religions and ethnic groups.
The exhibition celebrates the rare lines and letters that accompanied the hieroglyphics and was embraced by Egypt such as: Nabatieh, Assyrian, Greek, and others.
El-Feki was keen to open the exhibition of Arabic calligraphy, which includes a group of calligraphy paintings, for various calligraphers. The exhibition reflects the artistic diversity of Arabic calligraphy, and its contemporary form in Egypt. The paintings include various pictures of geometry.
Last but not least, at 8 pm the cultural panorama "culturama" will be held, followed by the Mawlawi band that will present a distinctive spiritual mix that ranges from religious chanting to litany, in addition to the Tanoura dance, in an attempt to shed light on the Egyptian heritage.