Historic Cairo mosque reopens after $2.8M renovation

STORY: The renovation project for the historic mosque began in 2017 with a budget of around $2.8 million (85 million Egyptian pounds).

The renovation, done in collaboration between Egypt’s antiquities authority and Bohra Shia sect, included "architectural and accurate restoration" as well as maintenance work to ward off dangers and protect the walls of the mosque from the effect of moisture and salts, Mostafa al-Waziri, secretary general of the supreme council of antiquities explained.