Dedicated to and named after the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, this large mosque was renovated many times over the ... More
Sayeda Zeinab Mosque
Dedicated to and named after the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, this large mosque was renovated many times over the centuries and is distinguished by its tin dome. Sayeda Zeinab sought refuge in Egypt after the Ummayads slew her brother, Hussein, in 680 CE. Her body is entombed inside the mosque. Many Egyptians—especially women—consider Sayeda Zeinab a saint, and visit the mosque seeking her baraka (blessing) in matters of fortune and health. While the mosque is not perceived as a tourist site, foreign visitors may enter if they dress modestly and act respectfully.
Built in 1814, this was formerly the residence of Muhammed Ali Pasha and the location where, according to legend, he
waited while his forces entrapped Mameluke leaders and massacred them as they were leaving the Citadel. Its restored 19th ...
Memphis was the capital of Egypt for thousands of years, but little remains of this once great city to attest
to its glory. Memphis was founded by the I Dynasty pharaoh Menes around 3100 BCE and destroyed after the ...
It may look like the partner of the Sultan Hassan Mosque next door, but half a century separates their construction
dates. The mosque's construction began in 1869, but it was not completed until 1912. It was built in pseudo ...