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Alexandria and Cairo in the 19th Century


Located on the Nile island of Zamalek, the Gezira Palace, built by the German architect Julius Franz between 1863 and 1868, has an interesting story to tell (today it is part of the Marriott Hotel).

See Elke Pflugradt-Abdel Aziz: Islamisierte Architektur in Kairo: Carl von Diebitsch und der Hofarchitekt Julius Franz – Preußisches Unternehmertum im Ägypten des 19. Jahrhunderts. Dissertation Universität Bonn 1992.

Wednesday, 31 January 2024