BA Celebrates New Suez Canal Inauguration

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The BA Special Projects Department has published a memorial book titled Yacht Mahroussa…A Journey in the Royal Yacht to be presented to the distinguished guests at the New Suez Canal inauguration ceremony. Copies of the book, which has been published in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Russian, will be presented to the attending kings, princes, and presidents aboard the yacht while President AbdelFattah Elsisi inaugurates the Canal.

Mahroussa is one of the royal floating palaces. It contains private collections, furnishings, and fittings that date three centuries back. On 17 November 1869, the yacht led the procession at the first inauguration ceremony of the Suez Canal with a host of kings, princes, and presidents on board. Among them was the wife of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie of France.

This memorial book highlights the bridges of cooperation between the BA and the Egyptian naval Forces, and comes in appreciation of the role assumed by the latter in defending the borders of the nation and ensuring the integrity of maritime navigation, and for its many heroic contributions and achievements throughout the history of modern and contemporary Egypt.

With the Yacht Mahroussa…A Journey in the Royal Yacht, the BA continues its mission of preserving all aspects of Egyptian heritage, it was only natural for the yacht Mahroussa to be in the forefront of the maritime documentary works that the Memory of Modern Egypt series was keen to highlight as to history and records.

The BA will publish a second edition of Yacht Mahroussa…A Journey in the Royal Yacht as the first edition is now sold out in all languages. The second edition will be published in Arabic first, followed by the English, French, Spanish, and Russian editions soon after.


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