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Picture of the day: Prince Saiid Halim Pasha palace still standing in Cairo
Saiid Halim Pasha palace

A tourist poses for a picture on the interior staircase of Prince Saiid Halim Pasha palace on Champollion Street in Cairo's Downtown (Photo: Lamia Hassan)

The palace, also known as Champollion House, was built for Prince Saiid Halim, Pasha and grandson of Muhammad Ali of Egypt, who is considered by many the founder of modern Egypt.

The palace was build in 1897 in the heart of Cairo's Downtown by Italian architect and engineer Antonio Lasciac, who also built Al-Montazah palace, Banque Misr, and the famous Kedoya Buildings, among many others.

The palace is abandoned now with unclear restoration plans.

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