Ornament stolen in 2014 from Al-Kady Abdel-Baset Mosque in Cairo restored to original place

Nevine El-Aref , Monday 30 Sep 2019

Al-Kady Abdel Baset mosque
Copper decoration of the Al-Kady Abdel Baset mosque in Gamalia recovered

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has restored a copper ornament that had once decorated the main door of the Al-Kady Abdel-Baset mosque in Gamalia district in Old Cairo back in its original place after it was recovered from a thief who stole it in 2014.

Gamal Mustafa, head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Department at the ministry, explains that the decorative item had been stolen from the outer door of the mosque, and that police had identified the culprit by reviewing surveillance cameras in the area.

The suspect was found in possession of several stolen items from mosques in Cairo, including a wooden decorative motif from the Gany Bek Mosque and a decorative handwritten relief from the Ahmed Al-Mehmendar Mosque in Al-Darb Al-Ahmar.

The Al-Kady Abdel-Baset mosque was built in 1420 AD.

Al-Kady Abdel Baset mosque in Gamalia

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