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ALL ONE WORLD EGYPTOLOGISTS TOUR
MOHAMMED ALI MOSQUE
— SUNDAY 6 JANUARY 2008 — CAIRO, EGYPT — BUILT 1830-1848CE —

photography by Ruth Shilling

The core tour arrived and explored the “Alabaster Mosque.”

 

Situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848, this Ottoman mosque, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, is the most visible mosque in Cairo.


photography by Ruth Shilling
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photography by Ruth Shilling

The mosque was built on the site of old Mamluk buildings in Cairo's Citadel between 1830 and 1848, although not completed until the reign of Said Pasha in 1857.

 

Muhammad Ali Pasha was buried in a tomb carved from Carrara marble, in the courtyard of the mosque. His body was transferred here from Hawsh al-Basha in 1857.

     
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