Saturday,25 November, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1351, (6 - 12 July 2017)
Saturday,25 November, 2017
Issue 1351, (6 - 12 July 2017)

Ahram Weekly

19th-century Khedival Cairo

photo: Sherif Sonbol
photo: Sherif Sonbol
Al-Ahram Weekly

FESTIVITIES will take place this week throughout the 19th-century Khedival Cairo, celebrating the area’s 150th anniversary. Folk dancers will roam the district’s streets and traditional Arab music and opera concerts are to take place. Billboards on the façades of every edifice in Khedival Cairo will provide the history of the buildings, their designers and their architectural styles. Screens will be installed throughout the downtown area displaying documentaries relating to the history of Khedival Cairo since its construction in 1867 until today.

 

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