Wed, 22 Sep 2021 - 12:16 GMT
FILE - Mohammad Ali Pasha Palace in Shubra
CAIRO – 22 September 2021: Head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Sector Osama Talaat said that the restoration and maintenance work in the Mohammad Ali Palace in Shubra is completed.
A specific date will be scheduled for its official opening. Talaat stated that once reopened, the palace will be a great addition to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
Furthermore, Talaat explained that the restoration work is carried out solely by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and is carried out using the latest modern scientific methods recognized internationally.
One of the interesting things that characterized Mohammed Ali Palace in Shubra was that it witnessed the first modern lighting system. England came to know that system in 1820 by engineer M. Galaway who was soon called by Mohammed Ali to fix necessary preparations in his palace. That was considered a great qualitative change.
The palace was unique in combining the European style in decorations and the spirit of Islamic architecture planning. Four ceilings enclosed with a large fountain standing as if it were the yard of a mosque.
However, the drawings and decorations were painted in the 19th century's Italian and French styles. It embraces a host of paintings of Mohammed Ali himself and his family members.