Posts Tagged ‘Heritage’

VIDEO: Activists protest building demolitions in Alexandria

Dozens of cultural activists, urban planners and others concerned with Alexandria’s urban heritage gathered in front of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Wednesday to send a clear message to the newly-appointed governor of Alexandria of their demands that architectural heritage sites be protected, and that illegal building in the coastal city is stopped.

Youssef Kamel Atilier

Youssef Kamel’s art vanishes in Egypt’s security vacuum

Artist’s family finds home after 40-year absence ransacked and occupied by thugs who have dug up foundations looking for artefacts, ignoring value of paintings belonging to Egypt’s father of impressionism. Original article published in Ahram Online. Piles of rubble with priceless works of art scattered around, a two-storey house empty of its antique furniture and […]