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Teaching local residents about Historic Cairo

Scheme aims to raise archaeological awareness among antiquities ministry employees and residents of Historic Cairo

Nevine El-Aref , Tuesday 5 Nov 2013
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A scheme to promote archeological awareness among Historic Cairo's local residents began on Sunday at Al-Selehdar House.

The scheme also aims to develop the skills of antiquities ministry employees to ensure historic sites in Egypt are understood and protected.

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said the programme was being implemented in collaboration with UNESCO and would be repeated in the future.

Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, head of the Historic Cairo Rehabilitation Project (HCRP), said the programme aimed to acquaint people with his organisation's work and to raise awareness of important historic sites in the city.

It would also present problems facing Historic Cairo and discuss how the HCRP is seeking to solve them.

 

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Sam Enslow
07-11-2013 09:53am
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Great!
This is wonderful news. I hope the economic benefits of preserving and restoring old buildings and neighborhoods is also stressed. These projects attracts tourists and locals by their interesting characters. There are many examples of where this type of work has lead to an economic and cultural revival: Beygolu in Istanbul; The French Quarter in New Orleans; Old Savannah in Georgia; Key West, Florida; and many others. I cry every time I see an old building torn down in Alexandria to be replaced by ugly. When old cities are restored and their character recaptured they become interesting to both tourists and locals.
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ulric
06-11-2013 06:51pm
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great great great
great wish i were there love love love Egyptian history n u dont stop
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