QURQUMASS CULTURAL HUB
In an unusual atmosphere of calm and serenity in the heart of the bustling city of Cairo, and in the heart of the Mamluk desert in eastern Qarafa, lies a Mamluk architecture gem, which is the archaeological group, the Mosque of Prince Qurqumass – Amir Kabir (Monument No. 162), and Sultan Al-Ashraf Inal (Monument No. 158), which date back to the fifteenth century AD. Takamul Foundation for Integrated and Sustainable Development has adopted an initiative to revive these historical gems, as an entry point to exploring and reviving other gems in the historical area of the Mamluk desert. The main idea of the project is to rehabilitate and revive the archaeological collections and the sanctuary area as a cultural and touristic heritage center. The project aims not only to shed the light on these areas and put them on the touristic map, but also to create a nucleus for the development of the surrounding area, which is rich with many traditional craftsmen. It also links the local residents with the adjacent monuments and contributes to their involvement into activities and activates their role in participating in the protection, preservation and utilizing the monuments in their various activities, and thus leads to a comprehensive development in the area and the surrounding areas.
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