The committee of Islamic and Coptic antiquities approved starting restoration of Bab Azzab, one of Saladin Citadel of Cairo’s gates and its surrounding area.
According to a state media outlet, starting from next April and for tens months, the restoration process will include removing the place’s surrounding trash while restoring the gates as well as the walls and widows
funded by the American Research Center in Egypt, the restoration is one of several renovation projects the committee about to star at old Cairo in the upcoming period.
The surronding area includes three buildings beside the citadel’s gate, the nearby yard as well as the stairs.
Located in Mokkatam, the citadel was proclaimed as one of the list of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It was built between 1176 and 1183 CE, to protect Egypt from the Crusaders.
The renovation process of Old Cairo started in 2015, when a collaborative between effort the Ministries of Housing, and Antiquities took place. The work started with Wikalat Qaytbay, expanded to Khedive Cairo in 2016 before a second phase of restoration took place in 2017.