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'Revolution Mural' by Taha El-Qurani displayed in Abbasiya Square today

A 44-metre long mural went on display today in Abbasiya Square, in memory of all the martyrs of the January 25 Revolution, including recent victims from clashes in Abbasiya

Ahram Online, Saturday 19 May 2012
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This morning, Egyptian artist Taha El-Qurani opened his 44-metre long 'Revolution Mural' at Abbasiya Square, Cairo, honouring the last marytr following the recent Abbasiya clashes.

"It is dedicated to all martyrs since the January 25 Revolution," El-Qurani says.

Egypt's current minister of culture, Mohamed Saber Arab, along with Abdel Kawi Khalifa, governor of Cairo, attended the street exhibition, that according to the minister would tour Cairo following its opening in Abbasiya Square. 

El-Qurani's 'Revolution Mural' is made up of 16 canvases, each measuring 2.45 metres long. The mural contains many scenes of different walks of life in Egypt and their reflection on the Egyptian revolution.

The mural was funded and supported by the Fine Arts Sector of Egypt and according to Arab will make a stop in Tahrir Square to be followed by a 10-day exhibition at the Cairo Opera House.

Impressed by El-Qurani's creativity, Arab asked the artist to submit some images from the mural to the National Library and Archives of Egypt for January 25 Revolution book project underway for the past six months, aiming at documenting this change in Egypt's modern history.

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