Issuing commemorative medals for Historic Cairo on its 1050th anniversary

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 01:47 GMT

The commemorative medals - ET

The commemorative medals - ET

CAIRO – 9 December 2020: The Public Treasury and Coinage Authority, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, issued a set of commemorative medals celebrating the 1050th anniversary of the founding of Historic Cairo, in keeping with its choice as the capital of Islamic culture and civilization for the year 2020.

 

Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for the Development of Archaeological Sites Iman Zeidan, said in a statement today, Wednesday, that the medals bear images of a group of Islamic antiquities that represent civilized signs in the history of Cairo’s architecture, such as Al-Azhar Mosque, Al-Aqmar Mosque, Al-Imam Al-Shafi’i Dome, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Mohammad Ali Mosque.

 

She explained that on other medals minarets and domes were depicted, as a symbol of the city’s architecture, in addition to a medallion bearing the image of the waterman, who carried water between its neighborhoods and streets.

 

It is worth noting that the historic city of Cairo is one of the most prominent ancient heritage cities in the world registered on the World Heritage List. It is a living city rich in its unique architectural and artistic monuments.

 

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