Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide by Caroline Williams

By Caroline Williams

Cairo's Islamic monuments are a part of an uninterrupted culture that spans over one thousand years of establishing job. No different Islamic urban can equivalent Cairo's excellent history, nor hint its ancient and architectural improvement with such readability. the invention of this historical middle, first visually by means of nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by way of twentieth-century Islamic paintings experts, now - on the flip of the millennium - awaits the satisfaction of the final visitor.
This new version of a well-liked and convenient consultant keeps to stroll the customer round 200 of the city's finest Islamic monuments. It additionally retains speed with contemporary advancements with up to date and revised fabric.

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It is here also that his seven daughters, each in a golden bed, lie asleep under a spell. There are plans for a cafeteria and public facilities in the garden in the back of both houses. Mosque of Azbak al-Yusufi ** (No. 211) 1494-95/900. Return to Sharia Saliba from the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, cross the street and continue toward the tall late-Mamluk minaret before you. This is the complex of the amir Azbak al-Yusufi, whose career began in 1471. As one of the great 'amirs of the sword,' he occupied several high posts and at the time of his death in 1498 was counselor of state for the son of Sultan Qaytbay.

The original blue painted background is still quite obvious. The bold black and white marble patterns on the floor are handsome, but the mats must be lifted to see them. The northwest liwan is curtained off for women's use and contains a small loggia. The mosque was damaged during the 1992 earthquake and is on the list to be restored. 46 Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun *** (No. 220) 876-79/263-65. Continue along Sharia Saliba from the Madrasa of Sarghatmish and take the first right. If one has time to see only one Islamic monument in Cairo, it should be this one.

The bold black and white marble patterns on the floor are handsome, but the mats must be lifted to see them. The northwest liwan is curtained off for women's use and contains a small loggia. The mosque was damaged during the 1992 earthquake and is on the list to be restored. 46 Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun *** (No. 220) 876-79/263-65. Continue along Sharia Saliba from the Madrasa of Sarghatmish and take the first right. If one has time to see only one Islamic monument in Cairo, it should be this one.

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