Preserving the "Paris on the Nile"
5 June 2010
Monuments of Egypt’s distant past are so glorious and so numerous that only recently has the rich 19th-century architectural heritage of the country began to receive the attention it deserves. ARCHINOS has been actively participating in this process of preservation of the “Paris on the Nile”. June 2010 sees the beginning of two projects in which we will carry out architectural conservation as part of the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ renovation of important 19th-century buildings in Cairo, both recently listed as national historic monuments. One is the Za`farana Palace within the campus of `Ain Shams University, originally built by Khedive Isma`il for his mother Khushyar. The other is the Ministry of Health building downtown, once the palace of khedival minister Khader Pasha.