El-Sinnary House to host 'Al-Andalus Day' Wednesday
, Tuesday 25 Sep 2012
Event will feature rare photos of region's most celebrated mosques, along with rare art dating back to the Umayyad Period


Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Kuwait's Abdul Aziz Saud Al-Babtain Foundation will host a one-day event in Cairo's El-Sinnary House on Wednesday to celebrate Andalusian heritage.

Dubbed 'Al-Andalus Day,' the event will feature rare photos – including many depicting the famous Alkaza Palace in Seville (the Andalusian capital) – and a collection of rare art, some of which dates back to the Umayyad Period.

The gallery will also feature silk tissues dating from the era of the Bano El-Ahmar, or 'Red Sons,' who ruled Granada until 1492 AD.

The visitor will also be able to see rare coins from the Islamic era, along with old photos of the region's most celebrated mosques, including the Bab Al-Mardoum Mosque, the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Gaffaria Palace.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 26 September, from 10am until 9pm.

El-Sinnary House, Haret El-Mong (behind El-Saneya School)

Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo

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