Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Paris on the Nile: Photo 2
Abbas Hilmi was the khedive or nominal lord of Egypt at the building's completion. Like his grandfather Ismail, he, too, was deposed by the British, in this case for taking the wrong side in World War I.
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