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In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace

Baron Empain Palace in Cairo, which considered a unique architectural masterpiece and built by the Belgian industrialist, Baron Edouard Empain (1852-1929) who lived in Cairo and developed the East Cairo desert into the populated district known today as Heliopolis. The two-storey Cairo landmark, adorned with Hindu motives and figures, sitting on 2.5 hectares of prime real estate land was completed in 1911.

In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace
Egyptian capital Cairo, shows the Baron Empain Palace, considered a unique architectural masterpiece and built by the Belgian industrialist, Baron Edouard Empain (1852-1929) who lived in Cairo and developed the East Cairo desert into the populated district known today as Heliopolis.
In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Enany (C) gestures during a visit to check the restoration at Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis in Cairo on September 24, 2018.
In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace
Egyptians work during restoration the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis in Cairo on September 24, 2018.
In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace
Empain (1852-1929), a Belgium born industrialist, known for the design of the Paris Metro, lived in Cairo where he developed the East Cairo desert into the populated district known today as Heliopolis.
In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace
Egyptian men work on restoring the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis in Cairo on September 24, 2018.
In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace
Egyptian men work during restoration the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis in Cairo on September 24, 2018.
In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace
The Baron Palace, built by Baron-General Edouard Empain between 1900 and 1905, according to urban legend for his wife.
In pictures: Restoration of Cairo's Baron Empain Palace
The two-storey Cairo landmark, adorned with Hindu motives and figures, sitting on 2.5 hectares of prime real state land.