Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 12:21 GMT
Andalus Park - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO - 9 February 2021: Head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish antiquities sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities Osama Talaat, said that the restoration and maintenance work in the Andalus Park are not demolishing the garden as it was rumored, but rather it is the renewal and replacement of the irrigation system in the garden to avoid the dangers resulting from leakage of water from its fountain.
According to Talaat, the mosaic tiles were dismantled and they are still in their original place.
He explained that the green spaces (lawn) in the terraces is being elevated to carry out the necessary insulation work and install a new irrigation network in place of the dilapidated ones.
The lawn will be returned to its original places after the work is completed.
Also, Talaat pointed out that some ceramic tiles around the walkway next to the fountain have been dismantled, in order to treat the inclinations of the ground and make insulations to protect them from water leakage resulting from the fountain.
He added that the tiles have been documented, numbered and preserved at the site in preparation for returning them to their original places after completing the insulation works.
Furthermore, Talaat said that the development work is carried out in accordance with internationally recognized archaeological standards and based on the old documents of the park and after obtaining the approval of the Permanent Committee for Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities funded by Cairo Governorate, the board that owns the park.
This was also done under the supervision of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities .