The project herein presented, is moving towards the cultural and archaeological heritage as point of dialogue development and way of promoting sustainable territorial development with the awareness of local cultural wealth and aimed at enhancing and safeguarding this from indiscriminating exploitation. Bahariya Oasis is the case study.

Royal Carriages Museum

The guide for the museology of Royal Carriages Museum. It describes the main scenario of the museum with its topics; royal carriages, related characters and hourses.

Hammam Folklore Dynamics in Cairo

As time goes on, the number of public bathhouses (hammams) is decreasing in Cairo, which might lead to the disappearance of an important popular heritage that used to contribute to different aspects of the city life. This paper provides an understanding of some of the factors that threaten the heritage of hammams, while pointing out to two major factors that might look different in ideology but form a strong threat to the survival of the hammam folklore. These are “Modernization” and “Islamic Fundamentalism”. The paper reviews theories in anthropology concerned with the process of “production” and “reproduction” of folklore in general and the traditional public bath in particular. Based on recent field studies that recorded changes in the function of two currently operating
historic hammams in Cairo, Hammam al-malatil” (Margoush) in Nahassin quarter and Hammam Bab al-Bahr in Bab al-Shareyah quarter, both tangible and non-tangible dimensions of heritage are examined. Finally, the paper discusses future directions in the
reproduction of hammam folklore.

Hammam Rehabilitation Reader

A project funded by the European Union within the Euromed Heritage IV programme.
This publication was produced with the assistance of the European Union.
The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the hammamed project and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
Cette publication a été produite avec l’assistance de l’Union européenne.
Le contenu de cette publication relève de la seule responsabilité du projet hammamed et ne reflète en aucun cas la position de L’Union européenne.