There’s some interesting news coming out of Egypt that I had to share. The following information comes from Africa News.
After being closed in 2001 for renovation, Egypt’s Royal Carriages Museum will reopen its doors. Set to reopen within the next two months, the museum showcases royal carriages of members of the Mohamed Ali Family. Restoration costs got up to 63 million Egyptian pounds, which is the equivalent of 3.9 million U.S. dollars. But the Egyptian government is in full support for the reopening of these traditional antiquities.
The secretary of the Royal Carriages Museum, Mennatallah Magdy, stated the following:
“This museum contains royal carriages since the time of the khedive (viceroy) Ismail Pacha to King Farouk.”
“The most important carriage in the museum is this carriage, which was given as a gift from the French empress Eugénie and her husband emperor Napoleon III, at the inauguration ceremony of the Suez Canal.”
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