Gayer Anderson House, Cairo

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    Gayer Anderson House

    by TheLongTone Updated Feb 6, 2010

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    This is actually two houses joined together, both of considerable antiquity (one sixteenth and the other seventeenth century) Their preservation and restoration is thanks to a Brit who went a bit native (hence the name).
    It provides an opportunity to see traditional Cairene domestic architecture, and it houses Gayer Anderson Pasha's good collection of furniture and other artifacts from across the muslim world. A beguiling insight into the man himself is provided by his library, on display in glass-fronted shelves.

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    • Architecture

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    Gayer Anderson House

    by leffe3 Updated Oct 18, 2006

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    Moreorless attached to the Ibn Tulun Mosque, the Gayer Anderson House (also knownas Beit al-Kritiliya) is the private collection of the British retired major. During the 1930s and 1940s he restored the two adjoining 16/18th century houses and filled them with his personal bric a brac and collections from around the world. Its a stunningly beautiful interior, wonderful displays (a stunning reconstruction of a Syrian room) and has a magnificent salamlik (reception hall) which was used by that man James Bond in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. The two houses are connected on the third floor. Guided tours only, but the guys are very knowledgeable and easy going.

    Open Mon-Thurs & Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm, Friday 9-11.30am & 1.30-3.30pm

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