Citadel (crs)

Citadel
Citadel
Approaching
Approaching
Muhammad Ali Mosque(Alabaster Mosque)
Alabaster Mosque
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
      
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
Unknown Old Structure
Unknown Old Structure
The Walls
The Walls
      
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
Trebuchet
Trebuchet
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
The Walls
      
Egyptian School Children Enjoying Their Heritage
School Children
Egyptian School Children Enjoying Their Heritage
School Children
Egyptian School Children Enjoying Their Heritage
School Children
Egyptian School Children Enjoying Their Heritage
School Children
The Walls
The Walls
More Construction
More Construction
      
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
Citadel
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
Into the Complex
Into the Complex
Citadel
      
Citadel
Citadel
Citadel
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
Al-Gawhara Palace
      
Citadel
Citadel
Citadel
From the Citadel
From the Citadel
Looking Out
Sultan Hassan Mosque/Madrassa
Citadel
      
On the Way Out
On the Way Out
On the Way Out
On the Way Out
Looking Out
Looking Out
Al-Nasir Muhammad Qala'un Mosque
Al-Nasir Mosque
Muhammed Ali Mosque
Muhammed Ali Mosque

 

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The site was first occupied by governor Hatim Ibn Hartama in 810.  The fortifications were built by Salah ad-Din in 1176 as protection against the Crusaders.  The Mameluke sultans used it as a headquarters and the Ottomans made it into a city.  The Jewel Palace was built by Mohammed Ali in 1814.  The Alabaster or Mohammed Ali Mosque was built from 1830 to 1857 on the site of a Mameluke palace from 1315.  It was designed by the Greek architect Yussuf Bushnaq and was an unsuccessful attempt to rival the Ottoman Mosques in Istanbul.  The An-Nasir Mohammed Mosque was built in 1335 and is the only well preserved Mameluke building in the Citadel.  The marble panels covering the interior were sent to Istanbul in 1517 after Cairo was conquered by Sultan Selim I.

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Identifier: 103, Last Accessed: 2017-09-20 15:00:35

 

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