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This display brings visitors face to face with everyday life in Cairo in the 19th century, through historic photographs of local people going about their daily lives. It also features examples of turned wood window screens, called mashrabiyyah, which gave a characteristic visual flavour to Cairo’s streets.
Image: Photograph, album print. ‘A house in Derb el Ahmar’ by B. Facchinelli. Cairo, late 1800s.