Publication Details

Abdeen Palace : The Jewel of 19th Century Cairo
قصر عابدين




Abdeen Palace: The Jewel of the 19th Century Cairo. 2nd ed. Giza: Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT), 2009.

The Abdeen Palace Official Catalogue presents a narration of more than 100 years of the political, social, and royal architectural history of 19th century Egypt. This lavishly illustrated publication guides the reader through the Palace and opens the doors of the inspiring Banquet halls, suites and salons of the Salamlek and Haramlek wings. It tells the story of kings and queens who favored Abdeen Palace as their residence, national and international architects and craftsmen who designed and furnished, decorated and renovated the edifice as well as of important events of the royal family. The catalogue further offers a brief background on a selection of paintings, clocks, furniture, sculptures, tableware and other art objects, which are part of the palace collection. The Catalogue comprises 280 pages with over 200 colored photos, sketches, maps and line drawings publish for the first time ever. "The book is a must-have, a collectable item in itself, the pride of every Egyptian, it will shed new light on 19th century Egyptian history and architecture, it will also inspire art lovers and collectors.