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Qantara of al-Zahir Baybars

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Qantara of al-Zahir Baybars

Qantara al-Zahir Baybars, or the Qanater of Abu al-Manga (Aqueducts), is a historic bridge from the Mamluk era located in the village of Mit Nama in Qalyubiyya Governorate in Egypt. The bridge was built between 1266 and 1267 AD by order of the Mamluk Sultan Al-Zahir Baybars. It was later expanded during the reign of Sultan Qaitbay in 1487. The bridge consists of 6 arches and 6 columns and is decorated with the symbols and emblems of Sultan Baybars and Sultan Qaitbay.

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Country: Egypt

District: Qalyubiyya Governorate

Category: Bridges and Water Structures

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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