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Royal Chariots Museum Holds Exhibition on Egypt's Last Royal Family

The exhibition will run until February 23rd, and features some of the most prized possessions of the royal family, as well as various items that have never been shown before in the museum.

The Royal Chariots Museum in Bulaq has opened a temporary exhibition featuring the rare collectibles of the Alawite family - the royal family of the Muhammad Ali dynasty, and the last royal family to rule Egypt until King Farouk I’s removal in 1952.


The exhibition will run until February 23rd, and features some of the most prized possessions of the royal family, as well as various items that have never been shown before in the museum, including royal carriages, gifts, hats and saddlery.


One of the most special artefacts on display is a small cart that was gifted to the Alawites from Hungary during the era of King Fouad I. They were also gifted a set of hats, including black broadcloth with a Hungarian brass crown and a black feather on top, a three-piece beech wooden boot mould, a small porcelain horse figurine, a copper and leather ashtray in the shape of a horseshoe, and a silver desk sheet embellished with a winged fairy.