Last Tuesday night I slept feeling so sad after knowing the news that 9 priceless paintings were stolen from Mohamed Ali Palace at Shubra El-Khaima !!
Yes 9 priceless paintings were stolen from the Palace that was restored recently in Shubra .These paintings go back to the Mohamed Ali era and already the Mohamed Ali Palace borrowed them from the museums sector in the Culture ministry.
I do not care what is said from the ministry’s side , there is huge neglect.
As usual Farouk Hosni ,the man whom the Egyptian regime is officially nominated to become the director general of the UNESCO expressed his Sorrow and Shock for what happened !! These are the only things he can do : expressing his sorrow and shock !!!
The Mohamed Ali Palace at Shubra El-Khaima is magnificent , it was built on the Turkish Othman style. Recently it was restored L.E 50 Million to host events,parties and weddings !!
You know if this happens to priceless paintings from the Mohamed Ali Era , then what will happen to the 28 boxes full of the Royal Family priceless Jewels that the central Bank Egypt is going to release after decades in its vaults to be exhibited in the Royal Jewels museum in Alexandria ?? My grandfather saw these boxes by the way and wrote about them too , some of them were already stolen and some of them included priceless pieces most people do not understand their value just like those paintings !!
I am quite sure that those who work in the Palace did not know the real value of these paintings because if they did , they would not have depended on surveillance cameras and the tourism police to protect the paintings !!! Yes tourism police that stand outside the Palace !!