Wednesday, October 19, 2016

News: Cairo's Historic Al-Sakakini Palace Safe and Sound After Blaze

Architecture and decor were not affected by the fire that broke out in the guardroom last night. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
Al-Sakakini Palace
Al-Sakakini Palace in the Al-Daher area of central Cairo is safe and sound after a fire caused by a short-circuit erupted Monday night in the guardroom of the palace's basement.

Mostafa Amin, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced after examining the palace that the building is in good condition and that all architecture and décor were spared.

Amin added that the blaze only affected the outer layer of the guardroom’s wooden ceiling; the wooden columns supporting the ceiling are undamaged.

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