• Short Summary

    CAIRO, LONG THE HEART OF THE ARAB WORLD, IS THE CENTRE IF A VAST COLLECTION OF RELICS OF MOSLEM CULTURE AND HISTORY.

  • Description

    CAIRO, LONG THE HEART OF THE ARAB WORLD, IS THE CENTRE IF A VAST COLLECTION OF RELICS OF MOSLEM CULTURE AND HISTORY.

    AND AMONG ITS MUSEUMS IS ONE STARTED MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO BY AN ENGLISHMAN - THE GAYER ANDERSON MUSEUM, OR BEIT EL KRETELIA.

    THE MUSEUM HOUSES A LARGE COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC RELICS, INCLUDING WORKS OF ART FASHIONS, FURNITURE AND ARCHITECTURE.

    GAYER ANDERSON JOINED THE EGYPTIAN ARMY IN THE 1930'S, AND BEGAN HIS COLLECTION. HE HOUSED IT IN HIS HOME IN CAIRO, NOW THE MUSEUM. HE PRESENTED THE COLLECTION TO EGYPT BEFORE HIS DEATH NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO.

    THE COLLECTION WAS GATHERED FROM MANY CENTRES OF THE WORLD, AND INCLUDES ITEMS OF ISLAMIC ART AND CULTURE FROM CHINA, INDIA AND PERSIA.

    THE BEIT EL KRETELIA MUSEUM OCCUPIES ALL OF ANDERSON'S TWO STOREY HOUSE.

    IT HAS BECOME ONE OF CAIRO'S PRINCIPAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8LCWUA9XE14QJXI37T56Q7ZMH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LCWUA9XE14QJXI37T56Q7ZMH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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