Historic Cairo: Causes of Deterioration and Suggestions for Preservation

Lamei Mostafa, Saleh (1987) Historic Cairo: Causes of Deterioration and Suggestions for Preservation. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 762-767. [Book Section]


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Abstract (in English)

Cairo is distinguished by its rich architectural heritage. Deterioration of historic buildings can be attributed to three major factors: 1) lack of public concern for antiquities. 2) The environmental circumstances represented in: accumulated dust, polluted air caused by traffic and industry, inadequate infra-structure system and humidity from subsoil-water and rain. 3) lack of governmental measures such as: multiplicity of State Departments, lodging of inhabitants in historic buildings, using historical buildings for incompatible activities limited resources for restoration

Item Type: Book Section
Lamei Mostafa, Saleh
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town; deterioration; Heritage at Risk; conservation; public awareness; legal protection; World Heritage List
Subjects: E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
G. DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Historic Cairo, Egypt
UNESCO WHC Number: 89
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 15:16
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2011 15:16
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/774

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