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Introduction
What is the City of the Dead?
WHAT IS THE CITY OF THE DEAD?
Overview of the City of the Dead
Te Northern Cemetery
THE CITY OF THE DEAD THROUGHOUT HISTORY
THE MODERN CITY OF THE DEAD
Te Vast Metropolis of the City of the Dead
ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Layout of Congregational Mosque
Typical Prayer Niche
Example of Minbar
Example of a Minaret
Example of a Portal
STYLE AND GROWTH OF ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE IN CAIRO
Example of arches
Example of Dome and Support
TIPS FOR VISITORS
MOSQUE AND MAUSOLEUM OF SAYYIDA NAFISA
Floor Plan of Sayyida Nafisa Mosque
THE TOMB OF THE ABBASID CALIPHS
THE TOMB OF SAYYIDA RUQAYYA
Layout of Ruqayya, Atikka and al-Gafari Complex
THE TOMB OF SAYYIDA ATIKKA & MOHAMED AL GAFARI
Mohamed Al-Gafari Tomb Chamber
THE TOMB OF SHAGAR AL DURR
Te Tomb of Shagar al-Durr
Itinerary II: Te Southern Cemetery
Map of the Southern Cemetery
THE MOSQUE AND MAUSOLEUM OF THE IMAM AL SHAFI’I
Dome of the Iman al-Shafi’I Mosque
Layout of al-Shafi’i Mosque/Mausoleum
HOWSH AL PASHA
Entrance to Howsh al Pasha
Layout of Howsh al-Pasha
Te Domes of Howsh al Pasha
Itinerary III: Te Basateen Cemetery
Map of the Basateen Cemetery
INTRODUCTION
THE MOSQUE OF SHEIKH DANDRAWI
THE MAUSOLEUM OF ABDEL HALIM AL HAFEZ
Abdel Halim’s Tomb
THE MAUSOLEUM OF UMM KULTHUM
Te Interior of Umm Kulthum’s Mausoleum
THE MAUSOLEUM OF FARID ATRASH
Itinerary IV: Te Northern Cemetery
Map of the Northern Cemetery
THE TOMB OF QANSUH ABU SA’ID
Tomb Monument of Qansuh Abu Sa’id
Complex of Amir Qurqumus
COMPLEX OF SULTAN INAL
THE COMPLEX OF FARAG IBN BARQUQ
THE COMPLEX OF SULTAN BARSBAY
THE COMPLEX OF SULTAN QAYTBAY
THE TOMB OF PRINCESS TUGHAY
Markets, Moulids and Everyday Life
EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE CITY OF THE DEAD
MOULIDS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
USEFUL ARABIC PHRASES & WORDS
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Walking in the City of the Dead

Walking in the City of the Dead

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Arm yourself with maps and all the information you need for walking through Cairo
Arm yourself with maps and all the information you need for walking through Cairo

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