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Qaitbay Mosque Qaitbay Mosque
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt


Qaitbay 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 by BahrWhat does it mean? Yusef canal for the purpose of ablution. It also features a beautiful minbarWhat does it mean? adorned with carved wood and inlaid ivory imported from Somalia (See Image 3).

       
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