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Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali, also known as the Alabaster Mosque, is a historical mosque located within the Citadel of Saladin in the city of Cairo, Egypt. The mosque was built between 1830 and 1848 AD by order of Muhammad Ali Pasha, the founder of the Muhammad Ali family that ruled Egypt from 1805 to 1953 AD. The mosque is distinguished by its architectural style that simulates Ottoman architecture. The Mosque of Muhammad Ali 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: 19th 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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