Islamic Cairo
Islamic Cairo is a part of central Cairo noted for its historically important mosques and other Islamic monuments. It is overlooked by the Cairo Citadel.Islamic Cairo, also referred to as Medieval Cai...
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Gates of Cairo
The Gates of Cairo, Bābs al-Cairo, were gates at portals in the city walls of medieval Islamic Cairo, within the present day city of Cairo, Egypt.The city of Cairo was founded in 969 CE by Dorsa hoosh...
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Muizz Street
Essam Azzam st. (Shariʻa al-Muizz li-Deen Illah) (30°02′ 48" N 31°15′ 36"E) in Islamic Cairo, Egypt is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long. A United Nations study foun...
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Saliba Street
Saliba Street, (شارع صليبة), which literally means "Cross Street", is one of the old main streets of Medieval Cairo, Egypt, it runs from the Citadel, in the north, to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun and Sayid...
History of Ottoman Egypt
Egypt was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1517, following the Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–1517) and the absorption of Syria into the Empire in 1516. Egypt was administered as an eyalet of ...
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Siege of Aleppo (1260)
37°09′48″E / 36.198133°N 37.16328°E / 36.198133; 37.16328The Siege of Aleppo lasted from 18 January 1260 to 24 January 1260.After receiving the submission of Haran and Edessa,...
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Bayt Al-Suhaymi
Bayt Al-Suhaymi ("House of Suhaymi") is an old Ottoman era house museum in Cairo, Egypt. It was originally built in 1648 by Abdel Wahab el Tablawy along the Darb al-Asfar, a very prestigious and expe...
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Bayn al-Qasrayn
Bayn al-Qasrayn is the district and plaza between two palaces constructed by the Fatimid dynasty in mediaeval Islamic Cairo, within present day Cairo, Egypt. It is an element in the Fatimid Caliphate ...
Jawhar al-Siqilli
Jawhar ibn Abdallah, surnamed Ja'far al-Siqilli ("the Sicilian"), al-Rumi ("the Byzantine"), al-Saqlabi ("the Slave"), al-Katib ("the Chancellor") and al-Qaid ("the General"), (Arabic: جوهر الصقل...
Al-Hakim Mosque
Al-Jam`e Al-Anwar (Arabic: الجامع الانور‎, Anwar Mosque, literally:The Enlightened Mosque) also Al-Hakim Mosque is a major Islamic religious site in Cairo, Egypt. It is named after Imam Al-H...
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Al-Nasir Muhammad Mosque
The Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala'un Mosque is an early 14th-century mosque at the Citadel in Cairo, Egypt. It was built by the Mamluk sultan Al-Nasr Muhammad in 1318 as the royal mosque of the Ci...
Mosque of Khushqadam El-Ahmadi
The Mosque of Khushqadam El-Ahmadi is on El-Seyufia Street in Cairo and was built in 1366. The building was originally the palace of Emir Tashtimur. The building became a mosque in the late 15th centu...
Al-Azhar University
Al-Azhar University (AHZ-har; Arabic: جامعة الأزهر (الشريف)‎ Jāmiʻat al-Azhar (al-Sharīf), [ˈɡæmʕet elˈʔɑzhɑɾ eʃʃæˈɾiːf], "the (honorable) Azhar University") is a university in Cairo, Egypt....
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Khan el-Khalili
Khan el-Khalili (Arabic: خان الخليلي‎) is a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.
The site...
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Emir Qurqumas Complex
The Emir Qurqumas Complex is located in Medieval Cairo, Egypt, in the City of the dead. It is one of the largest mausoleums in Cairo.
About 200 meters south of Qansuh's tomb stands a massive compl...
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Juyushi Mosque
Juyushi Mosque (Arabic: الجامع الجيوشى‎ "Mosque of the Armies") was built by Badr al-Jamali who was "Amir al-Juyush" (امير الجيوش "Commander of the Armies") for the Fatimid Caliphate. The mo...
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Khanqah of Baybars II
The Khanqah of Baybars II is a medieval building located on historic Muizz Street in Cairo, Egypt. It was built in 1309, in the medieval Islamic Cairo era, to accommodate four hundred Sufis, and child...
Cairo Citadel
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Arabic: قلعة صلاح الدين‎ Qalaʿat Salāḥ ad-Dīn) is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was...
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Qalawun complex
The Qalawun complex (Arabic: مجمع قلاون‎) is a massive complex in Cairo, Egypt that includes a madrasa, a hospital and a mausoleum. It was built by the Sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad Ibn Qalawun i...
Beshtak Palace
The Beshtak Palace or Qasr Bashtak ("Palace of Bashtak") is a historic palace and museum in Cairo, Egypt, built by the Mamluk amir Bashtak in the 14th century. It is located on Shariah al-Mu'izz (al-M...
Al-Salih Tala'i Mosque
The Mosque of Al Salih Tala'i (Arabic: مسجد الصالح طلائع ‎) is a late Fatimid-era mosque commissioned by the vizir Tala'i ibn Ruzzik in 1160. It is located south of Bab Zuweila, just outside...
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Bab Zuweila
Bab Zuweila is a medieval gate in Cairo, which is still standing in modern times. It was also known as Bawabbat al-Mitwali during the Ottoman period, and is sometimes spelled Bab Zuwayla. It is consi...
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Al-Mujahid
Al Malik Al-Mujahid Asad ad-Din Shirkuh II was the Ayyubid emir of Homs from 1186-1240. He was the son of An-Nasir Muhammad ibn Shirkuh, grandson of Shirkuh and second cousin of Saladin. His domains...
Historic Cairo Restoration Project
The Historic Cairo Restoration Project (HCRP) is an effort by the governments of Egypt and Cairo to restore and renovate historic Medieval Islamic Cairo. Al-Qahira (Cairo) was officially founded here...
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A New Beginning
"A New Beginning" is the name of a speech delivered by United States President Barack Obama on 4 June 2009, from the Major Reception Hall at Cairo University in Egypt. Al-Azhar University co-hosted t...
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Gayer-Anderson Museum
The Gayer-Anderson Museum is located in Cairo, Egypt, adjacent to the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood. The museum takes its name from Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, who...
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Sabil-Kuttab of Katkhuda
Sabil-Kuttab of Katkhuda is one of the most important monuments in the old part of Islamic Cairo, Egypt. This building is an example of Ottoman and Mamluk architecture mixed with Islamic architectur...
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Maimonides Synagogue
The Maimonides Synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת הרמב"ם‎, translit: Beit Knesset ha-Rambam; Arabic: كنيس ابن ميمون‎), also known as the Rav Moshe Synagogue, is a historic synagogue located i...
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