Baron Palace - via Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO - 3 February 2020: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled al-Anani, said on Monday that the ministry has completed 95 percent of the Baron Palace restoration project.
This came during the minister's visit to the project, accompanied by Mustafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and a number of leaders in the Council.
He pointed out that the palace will contain an exhibition that depicts the history of Heliopolis. The minister of antiquities also explained that the ancient "tramway" was placed in the palace.
According to the Ministry of Antiquities, the colors of the facades of the Baron Palace are the same as the original colors, where those in charge of restoration carried out all the necessary tests, analyses, as well as photographic and architectural documentation to develop the necessary restoration plans using scientific methods.
The new color is the same as the original color of the Baron Palace, but the impact of weather and time caused people to believe the palace's color changed after its restoration. The restoration experts had to brush away layers of dust and dirt to get the original color.
According to the minister of antiquities, the wall that was removed at the palace is not an archaeological wall and was only installed 14 years ago. The minister stressed that none of the original palace's walls was demolished.