Hands on: Traditional crafts in the city of the dead
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Apr 29, 2015 1:30pm
Organized by: ARCHiNOS Architecture
Venue: Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Address: Almushir Ahmad Ismail St., Masakin Sheraton, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
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A lecture by AGNIESZKA DOBROWOLSKA, ARCHiNOS Architecture


The lecture will present traditional Egyptian craft in a very special location in Cairo: the area around the iconic complex of the great Sultan al-Asraf Qaitbey, a masterpiece of medieval Islamic architecture located within the “City of the Dead”. 

A conservation project was carried out in 2014 in a section of Sultan Qaitbey’s complex within the “City of the Dead” in Cairo – a medieval building created in 1474 as a charity to distribute drinking water to animals. The project was affiliated to the German Archaeological Institute, and combined conservation of architectural heritage with promoting traditional crafts in the area. 


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Department of Architectural Engineering & Environmental Design
College of Engineering & Technology

Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport AASTMT
Cairo Campus

Dr. Gamal Mokhtar Hall, Engineering Building A

1, Mushir Ahmed Ismail St., Sheraton, Heliopolis