Al-Shurafa Shrine Conservation Project

Conservation of Mamluk shrine commemorating descendants of the prophet in al-Hattaba neighbourhood within al-Khalifa municipality north of the Cairo Citadel. Previously used as a sabil, use of massive stone masonry blocks indicates it was part of a larger waterworks system or of a monumental structure related to the Citadel. Project Director: May Al-Ibrashy

Conservation of Mamluk shrine commemorating descendants of the prophet in al-Hattaba neighbourhood within al-Khalifa municipality north of the Cairo Citadel. Previously used as a sabil, use of massive stone masonry blocks indicates it was part of a larger waterworks system or of a monumental structure related to the Citadel. The conservation project is part of a larger development plan proposed by Megawra - Built Environment Collective and approved by the Ministry of Antiquities. Project work scope includes:

• Detailed documentation and research

• Garbage removal

• Stone masonry repairs: consolidation, crack repair, stone exchange, cleaning and repointing

• Repair of special elements: window grills, stone basin and cenotaph

• Roof works: damp-proofing, tiling, rain disposal system

• Site presentation: lighting, information panels, paving and wayfinding signage

This is in addition to stakeholder outreach activities, both online and onsite to enable its use as a base for a heritage industries development centre.

Project Details


Location: Cairo, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Megawra Built Environment Collective Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $100,000.00 Commencement Date: 09/2019 Project Status: Active
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