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Mosque and Madrasa of Umm al-Sultan Sha’ban

Mosque and Madrasa of Umm al-Sultan Sha’ban

Mosque and Madrasa of Umm al-Sultan Sha’ban is an Islamic complex from the Mamluk era that includes a mosque, a madrasa and a mausoleum. It is located outside Bab Zuweila on Bab al-Wazir Street in the Darb al-Ahmar area in the Islamic city of Cairo in Egypt. The complex was founded between 1368 and 1369 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sha’ban in honor of his mother, Khawand Baraka. The complex 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: 14th 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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