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Complex of Farag Ibn Barquq Complex of Farag Ibn Barquq
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt


The complex was completed by Farag ibn Barquq, son of Sultan Barquq who was the first Burgi Mamluk, in 1411.
By that time the northern cemetery was nothing but a stretching desert and Farag took the decision to develop it meeting a wish of his father.

To the north of the complex lies the tomb chamber in which Sultan Barquq and his Son Abdel Aziz are buried. In another chamber lies bodies of some female members of the family.
Farag himself is not buried in the complex he built, as he was killed in Syria at the age of 23 in 1412 and was buried there.

The complex is a landmark and deserves a visit.

       
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