A trip down memory lane in this ancient neighborhood of Nablus

A tour in al-Yasmineh (Jasmine) neighborhood in the old city of Nablus takes you to the different civilizations that have passed through Palestine over the centuries.

Taghreed Ali | Architecture | Feb 20, 2021
al-monitor A street in al-Yasmineh neighborhood of Nablus, West Bank. Photo by Facebook/AhmadKhalafPhotography.

Behind the scenes of Egypt’s project to face-lift Khedivial Cairo

The Egyptian state has started unifying the facades of buildings and shops in the downtown area of Khedivial Cairo.

Baher al-Kady | Architecture | Dec 14, 2020

Cairo to turn 15th century sultan's caravansary into heritage hotel to boost tourism

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Oct. 24 that it will convert the 15th century Wakala al-Sultan Qaytbay into a heritage hotel after its restoration.

Salwa Samir | Architecture | Nov 16, 2020

Egypt’s city of Esna is slowly regaining its glory amid renewed interest in its heritage

The Ministry of Antiquities and an urban development company, with US funding, are advancing a major project to revive tourism in the city of Esna in Luxor governorate, by not only promoting its ancient heritage but also by implicating the locals.

A correspondent in Egypt | Cultural heritage | Oct 27, 2020

Cairo’s downtown slow revival amid efforts to restore architectural heritage

The collapse of an old building in downtown Cairo has shed light on the state of historic buildings in the area, while heritage preservation is the focus of various projects.

A correspondent in Egypt | Architecture | Sep 14, 2020