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The spokesman of the parliament, Ahmed Bahr during the opening of new museum in the ancient Basha's Palace in Gaza City on January 27, 2010. The Basha's Palace stands out as a building of historic value in the centre of Gaza City. The Emperor Napoleon considered it the most suitable place to stay with his entourage during three nights spent in the ancient city in the middle of his military campaign in Egypt and Syria in February 1799. Following a project implemented by UNDP and funded by a 50,000 USD donation from the German Government the restoration and rehabilitation of this old building could be done. The museum does not only tell the history of the building, but address other periods of history, and display exhibits from the Gaza Strip Department of Antiquities collection. The museum has now become a beautiful place for hosting cultural and educational activities for the local community and visitors and it is financed by the Palestinian government in the Gaza Strip. Photo by Mohammed Asad
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