is a late 15th century Mamluk
Sultan of Egypt who was renown for his construction devoutness.
Qaitbay left a lot of relics in Cairo
and a famous fort at Alexandria.
This mosque is said to be built by his wife.
He built this mosque as he was frequently visiting the area.
The dome is raised over ancient columns that came from the
Pharaonic center of Kiman Faris.
The mosque has a well that had its water supplied directly
Yusef canal for the purpose of ablution. It also features
a beautiful minbar
adorned with carved wood and inlaid ivory imported from Somalia
(See Image 3).