Saturday, June 29, 2019

Beit El Sahel in Zanzibar

By Seif Kamel
   Situated near several other historical sites like the House of Wonders,
Beit El Sahel remained as the royal residence of the Sultan of Zanzibar
till 1964. This was when the island united with Tanganyika to become
Tanzania. Today, the palace is one of the wonderful historical sites of
   After the unification, Beit El Sahel was transformed into an interesting
museum which illustrates the history of Zanzibar. The ground floor of
the museum hosts notable displays telling the story of the Sultans of
Zanzibar. Among the displays, there are the agreements signed between
Zanzibar and many other nations around the world.
   The second floor of Beit El Sahel Museum in Zanzibar is dedicated to
the period from 1870 till the end of the 19 th century. The exhibits include
primitive electric devices and water pipes. In the third floor, there is a
large collection of furniture the Sultans of Zanzibar used throughout its

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