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The women King Faruk likes

This translated article is unique. Unlike most of the translated articles on this web, it is not coming from an Egyptian old magazine but Turkish! The article comes from '20 asir' magazine, volume 15 (22th of November 1952), and talks about the horrible behaviour of King Faruk towards women (and probably dancers).

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Collections

Welcome to the Bellydance Museum! In this section, you can explore three collections. All presented items are actual, physical items that are owned by Badriyah. The items are being carefully archived and preserved. The museum has more than 400 antique and vintage items mainly focused on the evolution of Raqs Sharqi in Egypt. However, not every item is scanned and published yet. Some items, due to their condition, might never be scanned. As the collection is still growing, new items are being published every month. In the section Articles, you can also find some translations of the items or articles about them.

 

To understand the division of the collections, please read this article. To explore the collections, click on the links below.

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Discover antique newspapers, postcards, lithographs, and engravings depicting dancers from Egypt prior 1920.

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Discover a collection of magazines, advertisements, postcards, movie programs, press photos, and lobby cards from Golden Era of bellydance in Egypt.

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Browse a collection of newspapers, postcards, books, engravings, cartoons, and lobby cards of Western dancers and their versions of "oriental dance".

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We are fully invested in gathering new historical items to create an interesting collection. Do you want to support us and our museum? 

You can become a patron of the museum!
Your financial contribution will help the museum to grow and support us in posting items and articles online.

 

Thanks for your support, it helps a lot!

 
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The Raqs Sharqi Museum

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In the neighborhood of the Dampoort Railway station 

Ghent, Belgium

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