Sélim Khawam

The Khawam Brothers shop in 1950
The interior of the Khan el-Khalili shop in Cairo, 1950

Sélim Khawam was a dealer in Egyptian antiquities and the founder of the firm that became Khawam Brothers.

Early lifeEdit

Khawam's family were of Syrian Christian origins and moved to Egypt in 1850 when Sélim Khawam started a jewellery shop near the Ramses railway station in Cairo. They later became involved in the antiquities business.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Roger Khawam", The Times, 13 May 2016, p. 53.
  2. ^ Bibliothèque d’Égyptologie de Monsieur Roger Khawam Pierre Berge Associates, Paris, 2012.

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