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TARABAY AL-SHARIFY

Rehabilitating an historic monument in Darb Al-Ahmar, Cairo

TARABAY AL-SHARIFY
Cairo, Egypt
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BACKGROUND

The monumental complex of Tarabay al-Sharify stands at the southern end of Al-Azhar Park. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

After Tarabay al-Sharify’s placement on the 2006 Watch, WMF partnered with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in a program of conservation and rehabilitation of the urban fabric in the Darb el-Ahmar district. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Darb el-Ahmar community, one of the poorest in historic Cairo, did not have the resources to undertake this important conservation project. The goal, however, was not only the conservation of historic buildings, but the social and economic improvement of the neighborhood by bringing an important cultural asset back to use and appreciation. (...)