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Traditional houses

Traditional houses of Farafra, Egypt

These photos show a part of Farafra's history which seem to be under threat. The traditional quarters of Farafra represent only a small part of the village, and it is hard to understand the mechanisms here. The new quarters are ugly and badly maintained, while the old quarters are smooth, elegant, clean and obviously well maintained. Still, people move out of the old quarters and into the new. Hopefully, they will soon discover that they have something valuable which can easily be lost. Traditional houses of Farafra, Egypt

Traditional houses of Farafra, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen