Disaster Damage Remedied by ARCHiNOS in Mediaeval Cairo

23 September 2012

The mysterious firebird Phoenix rising from the ashes of its funeral pyre in the Greek mythology actually originates from the Ancient Egyptian sacred bird Benu venerated in the temple of On, within present-day Cairo. Another ‘rising from the ashes’ was accomplished in Cairo today on 20 September 2012. The restoration by ARCHiNOS of the façade of an important 18th-century building destroyed by fire has been completed. The urban landscape of an extraordinary location in mediaeval Cairo has been restored by skilful work of craftspeople who exerted their traditional trades when working with ARCHiNOS. The project was funded by the Netherlands’ Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development.

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