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The family house of Mehmet Ali, that was where he was born and raised, was built in 1720 and preserved until today, in very good condition.
Located in a position to have a panoramic view from all plefres.Ap the entrance overlooks the port of Kavala and on the other hand kolpo.To a beautiful house restored before the war and until recently operated as a museum before. The house the family of Muhammad Alis, as we delivered today, must have been one of the biggest and best houses of the then small city of Kavala in some 3,000-4,000 people.I economic situation but the family of the time lived in Kavala, as show tangible evidence we have, raises questions. In reality, his father, a junior official of the mid-18th century. can maintain such a large house, the coverage reaches 330 m about. This prompts two alternative hypotheses:
a. That the konaki is the house of Muhammad Alis and that is born here, but housed in it, when acquired some financial comfort.
b. That the house of the father, but later extended, or when he acquired some financial comfort at a later time.
The konaki has two floors and consists of two subsections. These modules can operate independently, since there are two entrances. In the southern section is the selamlik, which includes areas of daily live and work for men and reception of their visitors. The north section is the harem contained spaces for women in the service everyday household while the more private areas for all the family. The ground floor of the two modules together all the domestic activities of the house, without each other any internal communication. More specifically, the lower floor includes the barn for large animals, a cellar for storing food and kitchen, which you can not see. All you see is a cupboard, complete with the wooden box, which rotates around a vertical axis. In that drive women placed the dishes with food, without being in sight of men. The second floor includes the harem room where he slept all palakides, the private rooms of Pasha and the favorite room of the mistress. Also includes wisdom, with a raised platform at the southern tip. The sofas were compiled by the space units of the rooms, which had no communication between them and which transferred most of the day during summer months the daily life. Furniture at home there. Apparently moved to Egypt in command of Mehmet Ali.Ta rooms stand deserted, with only ornament wooden fitted wardrobes and fireplaces. The plot, which is built the house, which belongs to the Egyptian government is too big. It includes a large garden, which cares far Kavaliotikos the municipality. After the death of Mehmet Ali, in 1934, the Greeks of Egypt, wishing to honor him, decided to set up in front of the house of a beautiful bronze equestrian Hadrian, by sculptor Dimitriadis. The unveiling of the statue took place on 6/12/1940.

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Additional Photos by Dimitris Kastanaras (kastanaras) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 174] (1160)
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