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Egypt’s Biggest Library Reopens After EGP 33 Million Renovation

The library is the oldest of its kind in Egypt and houses millions of books and records.

National Library in Cairo

Also known as Dar El Kotob', the National Library & Archives in Cairo has finally opened its doors again after closing in 2014 as a result of damage sustained in car bomb attack of a nearby police station.

The renovation was made possible after UAE's Sheikh Mohamed Bin Sultan Al Qassemi gave Egypt a EGP 33 million grant.

The library is the oldest of its kind in Egypt and houses millions of books and records, including rare Persian and Ottoman Turkish manuscripts, and a 19th Century Papyri collection written in Arabic and Greek.


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