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Three Egyptian Sites Added to ISESCO Heritage List

The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the city of Shali in Siwa Oasis, and the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis have been added to ISESCO's heritage list for their touristic and cultural contributions.

The Heritage Committee of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has approved the registration of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the city of Shali in Siwa Oasis, and the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis to their heritage list.


After sharing the breadth of the sites’ archaeological, historical, cultural, and architectural significance with the committee, the decision was technically a no-brainer.  The comprehensive overhaul of Shali and the Baron Palace, and the influx of tourists at all of these sites have also contributed to their inclusion on the heritage list, placing them alongside such landmarks as Sohag’s Red Monastery, the Nilometer in Al-Rawdah, the city of Al-Qasr, and Al-Bajwat cemetery in the New Valley Governorate.