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Mausoleum of Sultan Faraj Ibn Barquq, Cairo

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Mausoleum of Sultan Faraj Ibn Barquq belongs to the first sultan of the Mamluk Burji dynasty. His full name was Al-Malik Az-Zahir Sayf ad-Din Barquq. Although born a slave, he was adopted by the royal family and succeeded when the rightful descendants were not strong enough to hold the power. He was the first to be buried close to the Sufi saints. Built by Sultan al Nasir, the work begun in 1400 CE and completed eleven years later. The mausoleum has twin minarets, domes and kuttabs on either end of the facade. The Bahri style is followed throughout. On its eastern end is the mosque-madrasa. It is the most colorful monument because of the glass work, stucco works and panels of geometric and floral patterns found everywhere. Visitors are requested to dress appropriately while visiting any mosque or mausoleum.