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An open-air museum may be constructed in Tahrir Square

Ahram Online, Thursday 18 Aug 2011
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The governor of Cairo is currently studying plans to develop Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution, including creating an open air museum in the square.

Abdel Kawy Khalifa is studying various projects submitted to develop and beautify the square. A group of experts is also expected to give its opinion on the best and most practical proposals. A poll would then be conducted to get the feedback of ordinary Egyptians on the projects.

Tahrir Square was the birthplace of the Egyptian revolution, when hundreds of thousands of Egyptians from across Cairo headed to the square and camped there until former president Hosni Mubarak was brought down on February 11.

After Mubarak's fall, the square was often filled with protesters calling for more demands to be met, with various political groups calling for million man marches almost every Friday. However, on 1 August, the first day of Ramadan, the army and Central Security Forces, forcibly evacuated the square from protesers, but have themselves remained in the square since then.

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