• Short Summary

    EL GHOURY TRADING CENTRE IN CAIRO, U.A.R. WHICH FOR THREE HUNDRED YEARS WAS A MEETING?

  • Description

    EL GHOURY TRADING CENTRE IN CAIRO, U.A.R. WHICH FOR THREE HUNDRED YEARS WAS A MEETING PLACE FOR MERCHANTS AND TRADERS WHO CAME TO DISPLAY AND MARKET THEIR WARES, HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTIQUITIES AND CONVERTED INTO A NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE.

    AS WELL AS A DISPLAY OF TRADITIONAL ART IN 28 ROOMS, THE PRINCIPLE SECTION DEALS WITH THE ART OF METAL ENGRAVING. HERE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TRAINED IN THIS SKILL, FOR WHICH THE U.A.R. IS FAMOUS. THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IS TO BE A MUSEUM TRACING THE HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY.

    WITH ELABORATE CARVED WOODEN LATTICEWORK, THE TOP THREE FLOORS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED AS LIVING QUARTERS FOR THE ARTISTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAFYUYAJG56HCLZ20YDTLGEMG3
    Media URN:
    VLVAFYUYAJG56HCLZ20YDTLGEMG3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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