Egyptian Chronicles: RIP Max Karkégi

Saturday, August 20, 2011

RIP Max Karkégi

Just from few hours ago I know through Dr. Ahmed Kamel’s Flickr account that MR. Max Karkégi has passed away today in France.
Max Karkégi,10 September, 1930 - 20 August, 2011.MR. Max Karkégi “1930-2011” for those ose who do not know was the author and the owner of the amazing Egypte Dantan and the co-author of the new Kanet Ayam website in Arabic.At one point Egypte Dantan was nearly the only website that got wonderful rare material about Egypt since days of Mohamed Ali Pasha till 1952. Before the craze that following TV series “king Farouk” this man’s website was the ultimate place to find glimpse of an Egypt we did know.
I did not know MR. Max personally but I took many photos from that era from his website so did technically millions including those who did not have the courtesy to mention his website and put their own watermarks.
Thank  you again MR. Max Karkégi for being a great curator to our history and may you rest in peace.
My condolences to his family, friends and fans.
And yes MR.Max Karkégi was more Egyptian than those who sold and are selling our history day and night including those in Torah.
Queen Farida in one of her exhitibions with Mr. Max
In the middle "Circa 1970s"
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  1. Heartfelt condolences.

    What a marvelous website! Thank you so much for pointing it out to us.

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