Al Hakim Mosque

Al Hakim Mosque

Al Hakim Mosque is a historical mosque located in Cairo, Egypt. It is named after Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985–1021 AD), the sixth Fatimid caliph. The mosque was originally built by the Fatimid vizier Gawhar Al-Siqilli, but was incorporated into the extended fortifications built by Badr al-Jamali at the end of the 11th century AD. The mosque was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of Historic Cairo.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 10th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Cairo

Date of Inscription: 1979

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