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Cairo - Al-Azhar Park

Al-Azhar Park

2004-11 Al-Azhar Park Cairo

In the heart of Old Cairo, on the edge of a slum, a park is born. Yasmine El-Rashidi watches a phoenix emerge from the ashes. Cairo is a city of streets, pavements and apartment blocks. A city committed to tarmac and concrete, with a very low tolerance for nature and open space. Not only does it have no equivalent of London's Hyde Park or New York's Central Park, but even a truncated version of those urban gardens has always seemed an unlikely eventuality. But we should remember that the city's relentlessly urban texture is a relatively recent phenomenon.

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah had symbolic weighing ceremony in Cairo, Egypt 199-02-23

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah with Begum Mata Salamat and Prince Aly Khan  at the Semiramis Hotel in Cairo, Egypt

L'Aga Kahn III pesé symboliquement (symbolic weighing ceremony) en présence de sa femme la bégum Om Habibeh Yvette Labrousse, et Prince Aly Salomone Khan le 23 février 1955 à l'hôtel Semiramis au Caire, Egypte. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan III "Material Intelligence and Spiritual Enlightenment" 1955-02-20

H.H. The Aga Khan III Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah K.C.B.E.
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Material Intelligence and Spiritual Enlightenment
An Address at the Platinum Jubilee Ceremony

Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan

February 20, 1955 Cairo, Egypt

The Critical Time - interview to 'Al-Mostakbul' newspaper of Cairo, Egypt.

His Highness The Aga Khan IV



DECEMBER 20, 1986


The Aga Khan

Who is this man called the Aga Khan? One question among dozens of others which invaded my mind while on my way to meeting that "man-riddle" who has pre-occupied the Western world for many years as no other Muslim leader did before him, and stimulated in it as much curiosity as romantic, imperialistic feelings since the days of the British Raj in India and the legends of the Maharajas and Sultans in the days of a thousand and one nights.



Hazar Imam at Al-Azhar Park in Cairo 2005-02-06

Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Ag

Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Ag

H.H.The Aga Khan speaking in Cairo for the Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar

Hazar Imam

Hazar Imam

His Highness the Aga Khan welcomes HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Al-Azhar Park. The Royals commence a 3 week tour to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India.
AKDN/Gary Otte


Min. of Antiquities cooperates with Agha Khan Foundation to restore monuments 2019-01-23

Minister of Antiquities meets with Luis Monreal of AKTC at the Ministry of Antiquities headquarters  2019-01-22

CAIRO – 23 January 2019: Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani convened with the director of the Aga Khan Cultural Services Foundation in the Ministry of Antiquities' headquarters on Jan. 22 to discuss means of cooperation in the development of Cairo’s historical districts.

The meeting was attended by Assistant Minister of Antiquities for Technical Affairs Mustafa Amin, and Sherif Arian, CEO of Agha Khan Cultural Services Company - Egypt.

Egyptian antiquities ministry to sign MoU with AKTC in archaeology, museology fields

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Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities will sign on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in order to broaden institutional engagement through cultural joint ventures and exchange programmes and activities in the field of museums and archaeology.

Secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Amin said that the MoU aims to develop joint ventures in the fields of conservation, museum programmes, archaeological research and exhibitions.

Hazar Imam

Hazar Imam

Hazar Imam being honoured before delivering the Keynote Address at the American University in Cairo 2006-06-15

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