Egypt inaugurates iconic Baron Palace amid renewed interest in Heliopolis heritage

The exotic Baron Palace, inspired by Hindu architecture, in Cairo’s Heliopolis district was inaugurated after years of renovation works, with the aim to become a new tourist destination.

A correspondent in Egypt | Architecture | Jul 8, 2020
al-monitor This picture shows restoration works at the historic Baron Palace built in the early 20th century by Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain in the Egyptian capital Cairo's northeastern Heliopolis district, Egypt, Aug. 18, 2019. Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images.

Baghdad's monuments fall apart or destroyed despite laws

Laws cannot protect Baghdad's monumental buildings, particularly when owners prefer that they fall down so they can replace them with modern buildings.

Ali Abdulhadi al-Mamouri | Architecture | Apr 13, 2020

In Cairo, different architectural styles mingle with each other

Egypt's plans to celebrate its multi-layered Islamic heritage stumbles upon coronavirus measures.

Hani Sameer | Cultural heritage | Apr 6, 2020

Palestinian architect turns conservation of heritage into resistance

Nadia Habash, named by Middle East Architect magazine as one of 50 influential architects in the region, says preserving heritage is a national statement.

Aziza Nofal | Cultural heritage | Feb 13, 2020

Can Karnak sphinxes survive on Tahrir Square?

Egyptian and international experts and activists worry that moving four ram-headed sphinxes from Luxor to Tahrir Square will destroy the monuments.

Menna A. Farouk | Cultural heritage | Jan 6, 2020