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Aga Khan Trust for Culture Restores the "Blue Mosque" in Cairo 2015-05-02

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the Blue Mosque" restoration ceremony in Cairo  2015-05-02
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Saturday, 2015, May 2 - Monday, 2015, May 4
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Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the larger Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Programme.

The Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, and the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, joined His Highness the Aga Khan in marking the occasion at the Mosque.

AKDN Photo


Speech

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Inauguration of Amir Aqsunqur Mosque, Cairo

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02 May 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency the Minister of Antiquities,
Your Excellency, the Governor of Cairo,
Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen‎,

It is an immense pleasure to join all of you once again, in this special celebration. The inauguration of the Aq Sunqur Mosque is an extraordinary moment in its own right. And it also marks the culmination of a larger revitalisation that has taken place over many years in historic Cairo.

Press Release

The “Blue Mosque” of Cairo Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture 2015-05-02

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Source: 
akdn.org/Content/1331

Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the larger Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Programme.

The Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, and the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, joined His Highness the Aga Khan in marking the occasion at the Mosque.

Recent Articles

Cairo’s Blue Mosque inaugurated after 6-year restoration 2015-05-03

The Aga Khan and AKTC Blue Mosque restauration
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thecairopost.com/news/148730/culture/cairos-blue-mosque-inaugurated-after-6-year-restoration

Cairo’s Blue Mosque inaugurated after 6-year restoration

May. 03, 2015 15:31

By Rany Mostafa

CAIRO: The 14th century mosque of the Amir Aqsunqur, better known as the Blue Mosque, has been opened to the public Saturday after the completion of a six-year renovation project.

The mosque had been closed since 1992 due to damage it had suffered from an earthquake in the same year.
Side of the opening

As part of the Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Program, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has commenced the renovation work in 2009.

PM, Prince Aga Khan discuss deal to renovate mosques 2015-05-03

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sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmpArticleNews.aspx?ArtID=92383#.VUi-GvDPaSo

Date of publication:Sunday, 3 May 2015

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Saturday 2/5/2015 with head of the Aga Khan Foundation Prince Karim Aga Khan, Cabinet Spokesman Hossam El Qawish said.

During the meeting, Mahlab hailed efforts and projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Egypt. He pointed out to the possibility to sign a cooperation protocol between the government and the foundation that aims to enable the foundation to carry out maintenance works in mosques, added the spokesman.

Cairo’s Blue Mosque inaugurated after 6-year restoration 2015-05-03

Cairo governor Galal al Saieed and Antiquities minister Mamdouh El damaty attend to the opening ceremony 2015-05-03
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The Cairo Post

CAIRO: The 14th century mosque of the Amir Aqsunqur, better known as the Blue Mosque, has been opened to the public Saturday after the completion of a six-year renovation project.

The mosque had been closed since 1992 due to damage it had suffered from an earthquake in the same year.

As part of the Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Program, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has commenced the renovation work in 2009.

PM, Prince Aga Khan discuss deal to renovate mosques 2015-05-03

Source: 
sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmpArticleNews.aspx?ArtID=92383#.VUX6LfDPaSo

Date of publication:Sunday, 3 May 2015

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Saturday 2/5/2015 with head of the Aga Khan Foundation Prince Karim Aga Khan, Cabinet Spokesman Hossam El Qawish said.

During the meeting, Mahlab hailed efforts and projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Egypt. He pointed out to the possibility to sign a cooperation protocol between the government and the foundation that aims to enable the foundation to carry out maintenance works in mosques, added the spokesman.

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