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Inside Alexandria's bunker-turned-art space

In the basement of an old building in Alexandria lies an art space that once served as a bomb shelter.

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — An old underground bunker-turned-art space lies in Alexandria on Fouad Street, one of the oldest streets in the world dating back to 331 B.C. The street is characterized by many historical buildings with unique Greek and Italian architectural styles that allow visitors to travel back in time.

In one of the buildings on the street built by Greek architect P. Gripari in 1928, a staircase leads underground to Shelter Art Space, which was inaugurated in January last year as a space for artists to showcase their creations, hold music events or art workshops.

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