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September 23, 2015 at 10:51 AM
This website and the way your photos are displayed is marvelous. I much hope you will display many more of your photos that give such a good image of the Arab world in past days.
October 11, 2015 at 6:47 AM
Absolutely fascinating photo collection, beautifully presented. Great work.
October 12, 2015 at 11:48 AM
Thanks for your comment, this is only the beginning. In future I hope to include other privately owned collections as well.
October 20, 2016 at 7:33 AM
Hello Mr Schiller,
Myself a third generation Egyptian born in Heliopolis to a Greek mother (born in Istanbul ) and a Cairo-born father (of Syrian descent), I migrated to France in the early seventies.
I am presently a retired journalist after a career of forty odd years working in a wide array of fields, mainly sci-tech, economy and some politics.
For many years now — since the late 1980’s, actually —I’ve been a free lance translator between English, French and Arabic.
Do I understand you are planning to write a book about the Zottos family saga? If so, I’d love to purchase and read it when published… And maybe also translate it?!
October 20, 2016 at 9:03 AM
Hi Mr. Award,
I haven’t thought about writing a book about the Zottos family. I am surprised by all the attention I have gotten from the piece I wrote and I would ;ike to get more information particularly about Nino Zottos and his relationship with Andreas Zottos. Is Nino the grandson of Andreas?? I also would be very interested in during a followup story about the Zottos family if I could find additional family photos and learn a little more on what exactly happened to the family when they left Egypt. If anyone can help please contact m,e
November 30, 2015 at 2:05 PM
SUCH a good site. Thanks
June 28, 2016 at 12:49 AM
Hi, this is Maria Golia, long-time resident of Egypt. I loved the Zottos exhibition – it reminded me of the 1980s when imported alcohol was hard to come by, and Zottos rum was an essential ingredient in many parties. My friend Curtis Jones invented a cocktail called ‘camel’s milk’ – Zotto’s rich dark rum, condensed milk and a dusting of nutmeg on top (over as much ice as you could lay your hands on – another rare commodity). It had quite a kick to it!
October 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM
This is wonderful. Please post more.
December 24, 2016 at 5:56 AM
Love this site. Thank you for sharing.
April 20, 2017 at 6:50 PM
Mr Schiller, This is an absolutely wonderful collection pictures and information on the Zottos Family. My family and I are trying to trace our roots to find the connection. Our Great Grandfather migrated to the US from Greece and his brother migrated to Egypt.
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