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Swiss Embassy celebrates the opening of Stoppelaëre´s house in Luxor

16.02.2017 — Local news Egypt

CAIRO – On February 17, Minister of Antiquities Khaled El Enany and Swiss Ambassador Markus Leitner, in the presence of Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, will open the fully restored Stoppelaëre´s house in Luxor, built in 1950 by Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy for French conservator Alexandre Stoppelaëre.


Egypt’s Museum of Islamic Art opens this Week to the Public

07.02.2017 — Local news Egypt

CAIRO – The Museum of Islamic Art and Manuscript Museum of Dar El-Kotob opened this week to the public, following years of restoration work to repair damages by a January 2014 bomb attack in Cairo’s Bab El-Qhalq area. Switzerland contributed 550,000 Egyptian pounds ($78,000) (exchange rate of 2016) to the restoration work along with the bulk of the funds provided by the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).




Swiss Embassy launches exhibition to celebrate the opening

18.01.2017 — Local news Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt - The Embassy of Switzerland launched an exhibition titled “Linking North and South” on January 17th 2017 at the Egyptian Railway Museum to celebrate the opening of Switzerland’s Gotthard Base tunnel, the world’s longest railway tunnel, linking North and South Europe.







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