CAIRO – 4 July 2017: After the collapse of a part of the ceiling of the Marzuq Al-Ahmedi Mosque in Al-Gamaliya District in historic Cairo Tuesday, the Ministry of Antiquities has secured it.
Part of the ceiling has collapsed due to the impact of an erosion element as stated by minister of antiquities assistant, Dr. Mohamed Abdel Latif.
According to an archaeological committee that is led by Al-Saeed Helmy, the mosque will be closed for the restoration works and also to secure the place from any collapsing. Helmy added that there was a plan to restore the mosque, however it was not yet implemented due to the lack of funding.
As mentioned in the article number 30 of the Antiquities law, the Ministry of Endowment is the one to provide the required fund for restoration.
The Marzuq Al-Ahmedi Mosque was built back in the Ottoman Empire era. It is also well known for combining the Ottoman and the Egyptian architectural styles. Plus it has a mausoleum that attracts Sufi visitors.
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