Downtown Cairo

AUC Press

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Ola Seif

In 1863 Khedive Ismail Pasha, ruler of Egypt, embarked on an ambitious plan to modernize his capital. What he hoped to implement before the inaugural festivities of the Suez Canal in 1869, extended decades after he was dethroned in 1879. Until the early twentieth century, his successors continued to make his dream of a Parisian Cairo, conceived by Pierre Grand Bey under the guidance of Paris urbanist Baron Haussmann. Lavishly illustrated and informative, this hardcover book contains a collection of rare pictures of Downtown Cairo's streets and monuments with detailed comments about its golden age. A perfect gift for the lover of Egypt, its history and culture.

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