Friday, March 03, 2006

Fire hits Old Cairo site (
"A small fire erupted at an Old Cairo site yesterday and was put out without causing major damage. The fire broke out in the waste left behind by illegal workshops at the Audi Pasha Wekalat (a trade agency) in the Old Cairo area of el-Gamalyia. The site dates back to the Ottoman era and was built in 1673 when Sultan Zulfakhar Kadkura was in power. The place was named after Audi, one of his wives. The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) will soon launch a project to renovate the site and turn it into a tourist attraction."
This is the full item on the Andnetwork site.

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