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5 Palaces That Take You on a Journey Through Egypt’s History

December 14, 2017

By: Aya Nader After being closed for 12 years for renovations, Cairo’s Aisha Fahmy Palace, located in Zamalek and also known as Mogamaa Al-Fonoon, recently re-opened, much to the delight of art and culture lovers. BECAUSE takes a look at the palace and four others that take visitors on a journey through Egypt’s bountiful history. Aisha Fahmy Palace Aisha Fahmy Palace was built in 1907 by Khedive Abbas Helmy to be the home of Ali Pasha Fahmy, the head of the army during King Fouad’s reign (1922 – 1936). It was named after his daughter, Princess Aisha. Designed by the famous Italian architect Antonio Lashak, and lavishly decorated, its total area covers over 2,700 square meters and includes 30 rooms, two large halls, a basement and a roof. Lavishes such as frescos, golden Japanese lettering and red silk decorated walls give the palace its grandness and makes for good eye candy. Amir Taz Palace With an advantageous location, Amir Taz Palace’s sits at the main entrance to Medieval Cairo. The palace was built in 1352 by Taz al-Nasiri, who was at first a Mamluk of the Sultan Qalaoun army, but then rose…

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