TITLE

Refitting the lively jumble of Cairo's medieval quarters

AUTHOR(S)
Leach, Susan Llewelyn
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;2/23/99, Vol. 91 Issue 60, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes restoration work on centuries-old buildings in Cairo, Egypt. Renovation project in the city's historic district; Value of monuments from the Fatimid period from 909 to 1171; History of the historic quarter in the city; Impact of a 1992 earthquake; International support for the restoration; Role of the Ministry of Awqaf, or Endowments; Debate over a traffic tunnel which will run below the monuments.
ACCESSION #
1562784

 

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