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Monday, July 31, 2017
News, Alexandria: Restoration Work Begins On Alexandria's Angi Hanem Mosque
and archaeologists are fixing structures damaged by rainwater that entered
through a leaky roof. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
Restoration Work on he Roof
historic Angi Hanem Mosque in Alexandria is undergoing major restoration work
to repair damage caused by rainwater passing through the roof and walls,
according to the Ministry of Antiquities.
19th-century mosque in the Mohamram Bek area of Alexandria is closed to
worshippers until the work is finished, with the ministries of antiquities and
endowments cooperating on the project.
Metwalli, head of antiquities for Alexandria and the North Coast, told Ahram
Online that the mosque is in a very bad condition due to rainwater leaking
through the roof and walls.
has been erected, with archaeologists and engineers from the antiquities
ministry working to fix leaks and restore damaged structures.
The Minaret Before & After Restoration
explained that restoration work on the minaret was already complete, while
damaged wooden beams in the ceiling would be replaced and cracks on the walls
mosque's roof, which had been leaking, would also be waterproofed in order to
keep the rain out.
Angi Hanem Mosque was built during the late 19th century and includes fine
examples of Ottoman architecture. It was named after Angi Hanem, the wife of
Mohamed Saeed Pasha, ruler of Egypt.
2008, the mosque was put on Egypt's list of Islamic and Coptic monuments due to
its age and architectural features.
includes a rectangular middle hall with four arcades that run in parallel with
the sanctuary wall. It also has a pulpit and a prayer hall for women, with a
door leading to the mosque's wooden minaret.