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Principal Square in grand Cairo, with Murad Bey’s Palace.

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Article ID AF0320
Artist Mayer
Title Principal Square in grand Cairo, with Murad Bey’s Palace.
Year dated 1801
Description Very decorativ view of the center square in Cairo with the Murad Palace.
Until his death in 1848, Muhammad Ali Pasha instituted a number of social and economic reforms that earned him the title of founder of modern Egypt. The immense debt resulting from Isma'il's projects provided a pretext for increasing European control, which culminated with the British invasion in 1882.The city's economic centre quickly moved west toward the Nile, away from the historic Islamic Cairo section and toward the contemporary, European-style areas built by Isma'il.Europeans accounted for five percent of Cairo's population at the end of the 19th century, by which point they held most top governmental positions. The British occupation was intended to be temporary, but it lasted well into the 20th century. Nationalists staged large-scale demonstrations in Cairo in 1919,five years after Egypt had been declared a British protectorate. Nevertheless, while this led to Egypt's independence in 1922, British troops remained in the country until 1956. During this time, urban Cairo, spurred by new bridges and transport links, continued to expand to include the upscale neighbourhoods of Garden City, Zamalek, and Heliopolis.
Dimensions (cm)23 x 31
ConditionSmall tears at the margin restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print- Aquatinta

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