Did the King of France give a watch to Muhammad Ali Pasha in exchange for the Ramses obelisk? .. Video

Egypt Wed, Jan. 6, 2021
Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the restoration work of the clock tower in the Muhammad Ali Mosque in Salah al-Din Castle is going on regularly, as the restorers work to remove dirt, rust and dust, as the watch has been cleaned for 15 years, and the clock is re-painted and gilding until the clock returns. As it has been since it was placed in the clock tower of the Muhammad Ali Mosque.

Dr. Mustafa Waziri reviewed the story of the Muhammad Ali Mosque clock, saying: The obelisk belonging to King Ramses II, which was transferred to Farasa in 1836, at the request of King Louis Philippe of France, and was placed in Louisa Square in Paris, has nothing to do with the watch that he gave to Muhammad Ali The evidence is that in 1845 the clock arrived at Muhammad Ali, and when it came, the construction of the Muhammad Ali Mosque in the castle was not completed, so the clock was placed in the Muhammad Ali Palace in Shubra, and during the reign of Said Pasha the tower was made until the clock was placed in the Muhammad Ali Mosque in 1855 M.

The Mosque of Muhammad Ali or the Alabaster Mosque or the Alabaster Mosque is one of the famous ancient mosques in Cairo, established by Muhammad Ali Pasha between the period from 1830 AD to 1848 AD in the Ottoman style, similar to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, and it is sometimes called the Alabaster Mosque or the Alabaster because of the frequent use of this type of marble In cladding its walls.

The successors of Muhammad Ali Pasha took care of the mosque and completed the construction and added some simple additions to it. They also made it a venue for celebrating annual religious occasions, and they were respectively Abbas Helmy Pasha I, Muhammad Saeed Pasha, Ismail Pasha, Tawfiq Pasha, but the largest restoration process was during the reign of Fouad the First The one who ordered the mosque to be restored to its old splendor after its walls were cracked by an engineering defect, and his son Farouk the first after him also took care of the mosque and opened it for prayer again after completing the restoration process.