Antiquities Minister launches Islamic Cairo ‘Preventive Maintenance’ initiative
Al Moez Street in Islamic Cairo. YOUM7 archive.
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CAIRO: Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al Damaty launched Tuesday the “Preventive Maintenance” initiative that aims to preserve Cairo’s Islamic monuments, Youm7 reported.

“The initiative aims at conducting periodic maintenance works for a number of buildings that have been restored in previous years through the Historic Cairo Restoration Project (HCRP,)” Damaty said, pointing out the work is scheduled to be completed within eight months.

The Madrassa of al-Zahir Baybars, The Madrasa and Mausoleum of al-Salih Najmal-Din Ayyub, Khesro basha sabeel are among 100 Islamic historical sites included in the maintenance project, he added.

HCRP was launched by UNESCO in July 2010 to provide the Egyptian government technical assistance concerning the management of its World Heritage property.

“The project aims to plan and manage tools necessary for the conservation of the historic landmarks from the medieval Fatamid era (969 CE – 1250 CE), estimated between 450 and 630 structures, member of HCRP team, architect Ahmed Mansy told The Cairo Post in September.

One of its accomplishments is the creation of an open-air museum at Al Moez Street, which became accessible to Egyptians and tourists, Mansy said.

 

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