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Old April 1st, 2011, 02:35 PM   #381
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the ottoman architecture is so beautiful

I love how Cairo is all brown and the whole area looks all 'sand - ridden' (don't know how to describe? lol). The sandy, deserty, old buildings make this city match perfectly with the whole arabian city in the lost sands atmosphere...

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MOSQUE OF SULTAN HASSAN

One of the most interesting of Cairo's mosques, this is also the city's finest example of early Mamluk architecture. The dimension of the massive structure are truly staggering: 150m long, with walls 36m high, the tallest minaret rising to 68m.




The mosque overlooks what were the fields of the Hippodrome, across from the precipitous walls of the Citadel.



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The construction of the mosque was funded with money from the states of people who had died in the Black Death (which struck Cairo in 1348). This policy increased the unpopularity of the sultan, An-Nasr Hassan, who was already renowned for his greed.





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Building work began in 1356 and five years later, in 1361, one of the minarets collapsed, killing hundreds of people. By the end of 1361, two years before his mosque was completed, Hassan has been murdered.







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Despite the unhappy history of Hassan's grand monument, the interior of the mosque is overwhelming. Through a magnificent portal, a dimly lit corridor leads to a high-walled central courtyard.







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On the four sides of the courtyard are great, recessed arches, known as iwans, which were formerly used for teaching.





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At the rear of the eastern iwan, a bronze door leads to the mausoleum. The largest in Cairo, it was never occupied by the sultan, whose body was not recovered. However, the mausoleum was used for the burial of two of his sons.





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MOSQUE OF AR-RIFAI

Separated from the Mosque of Sultan Hassan by a pedestrian street, the Mosque of ar-Rifai has a similar scale and symmetry but 450 years separate them.




Founded in 1819, the Mosque of ar-Rifai was not completed until 1912.. Its patron was Princess Khushyar, mother of the Europhile Khedive Ismail, who intended the mosque as a tomb for her family.

Built in a pseudo-Mamluk style, with decoration copied from existing period mosques, the result is rather clumsy compared with the Mosque of Sultan Hassan.





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The over-wrought interior is filled with glitzy tombs of members of the royal family, including the Khedive Ismael and Farouk, the last king of Egypt. Also buried her is the last shah of Iran, who found refuge in Egypt after fleeing Khomeini's Islamic revolution in 1979.





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