• Born in Cairo 1921
  • Joined the Military College 1939
  • Won the first Military Award of Farouk the First for the war strategy Arts 1950
  • Participated in the Palestinian war 1948
  • Journalism Diploma, Literature College, Fuad I University 1951
  • Participated in the 23rdJuly Revolution 1952
  • Editor-in-Chief of Al Thareer Magazine 1952-1953
  • Military Attaché in the Egyptian Embassy between Paris and Madrid 1953-1956
  • PhD in literature – Sorbon University, France 1960
  • Egypt Ambassador in Rome 1957-1958
  • Minister of Culture and Nation 1958-1962
  • Chairman of the Supreme Board for Arts and Literature 1962 and 1966-1970
  • Chairman of the Administration Board of Al Ahli Egyptian Bank 1962-1966
  • Member of the Executive Board of the UNESCO Organization in Paris 1962-1970
  • Member of the Nation Board 1964-1966
  • Deputy of the Prime Minister and Minister of Culture 1966-1967
  • Minister of Culture 1967-1970
  • Cultural Affairs Assistant for the President of the Republic 1970-1972
  • Visitor Professor for College De France – Paris (Art History) 1973
  • Received the Country Award for Arts 1988
  • He was elected a president for the Consultant Cultural Committee in the Arabian World Institute – Paris 1990-1993

Major Cultural Achievements

  • Saved Al Nooba monuments, Abu Symbol and Phila Temples while building Al Sad Al Ali,
  • Established the New Nation House of Books and Documents
  • Established Cultural Palaces all over Egypt
  • Established the Arabian Music Concert in the Egyptian Opera House
  • Established the Nation Folklore Group
  • Established the Ballet Group and team of Cairo Opera
  • Established the Nation Circus
  • Established the Sound and Light in the Pyramids and Al Karnak Castle
  • Established a system for full dedication of writers and artists
  • Established the Museum of the Sculpturer Mahmoud Al Mukhtar
  • Established the Museum of the Sun Boats

Medals

  • The UNESCO Silver Medal for saving Abu Symbol Temples and Al Nooba monuments 1968
  • The UNESCO Golden Medal for his efforts on saving Al Nooba monuments, and Phila Temple 1970
  • The French Arts and Literature Medal, Commander Degree 1968

Works

  1. The Egyptian Art: Architecture 1971
  2. The Egyptian Art: Sculpture and Painting 1972
  3. The Ancient Egyptian Art: Al Sekandari and the Qubtees 1976
  4. The Ancient Iraqi Art 1975
  5. The Islamic Religious and Arabian Painting 1978
  6. The Islamic Persian and Turkish Painting 1983
  7. The Greek Art 1981
  8. The Ancient Persian Art 1989
  9. The Art of the Renaissance 1988
  10. The Romanian Art 1992
  11. The Byzantine Art 1992
  12. The Middle Age Arts 1992
  13. The Islamic Mogul Art in India 1992
  14. Time and Melody Texture 1980
  15. Art Values in Islamic Architecture 1981
  16. The Greek Between Myth and Creativity 1978
  17. Michael Angelo 1980
  18. Al Waseti Art Through Makamat Al Hariri “Islamic painting impact” 1974
  19. Mearage Namah “Islamic Painting Impact” works of the Poet Ovid 1987

Translations:

  1. The Prophet: Jebran Khalil Jebran  1959
  2. The Prophet Garden: Jebran Khalil Jebran 1960
  3. Essa Son of the Human Being: Jebran Khalil Jebran 1962
  4. Sand and Foam : Jebran Khalil Jebran 1963
  5. The Earth Lords: Jebran Khalil Jebran 1965
  6. Jebran Khalil Jebran Wonders, The complete works 1980
  7. The Knowledge Book for Ibn Qutaiba 1960
  8. Ardent with Wagner for Bernad Show 1965
  9. Cautious Ardent with Wagner 1975
  10. The Ancient Egyptian Theatre for Latien Drioton 1967
  11. The Contemporary Human Being Crown Ramses 1971
  12. France and the French According to Major Thomson Le Pierre Daninos 1964
  13. Tornado from East or Jenkiz Khan 1952
  14. Return to Faith: Henry Link 1950
  15. Mr. Adam: Liat Frank 1948
  16. The Priest Trousers: Thorn Smith 1952
  17. The Mechanical War: General Vouler 1942
  18. The Banzer Leader: General Joderian 1952
  19. The Liberation War 1951
  20. Raising the Child from Psychological View 1944
  21. Psychological Science at Your Service 1945
  22. Egypt in the European Eyes: Writers and Artists Travelers 1984
  23. My Memoirs in Politic and Culture (Two Volumes) 1988
  24. The Encyclopedia Dictionary for Culture Terminology (English,  French and Arabic): Longman 1990
  25. Metamorphosis (translation) 1971
  26. Arts Amatoria 1973

Works in French and English Language:

  1. Ramses Re-Couronne : Hommage Vivant au Pharaon Mort, “UNESCO” 1974
  2. In the Minds of Men. Protection and Development of Mankind’s Cultural Heritage “UNSECO” 1972.
  3. The Muslim Painter and the Divine. The Persian Impact on Islamic Religious Paninting. Rainbird Publishing Group, Park Lane Publishing Press. London 1981.
  4. The Miraj – Mameh : A Masterpiece of Islamic Painting. Pyramid Studies and other Essays Presented to I. E. S. Edwards. The Egypt Exploration Society. London 1988.

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