Shine from the Shrine: Tour of the City of the Dead (Al-Qarafa)
The Sahara of the Slave Sultans
Friday, 18 May, 2012 at 7 a.m.
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The scintillating City of the Dead, anecdotally known as Al-Qarafa, is
so full of life and amenities that if you sum, you realize it is more
town than slum. We will be able to label the fabled vast necropolis
and feast our eyes on monuments glorious from the City Victorious.
True to the vision of some of its founders, the City of the Dead has
the power to entertain the mind and retain the body. Around 100,000
Cairenes live here amongst the dead. At the pinnacle of Islamic art,
the monuments are architected to articulate the vision of the stellar
dweller. The Mameluke Sahara is the modern Sakkara.
Picnic among the graves in the City Beyond the Walls!
We attempt to see:
Sultan Ahmed St.
Mausoleum of Sir Ahmed Hassanein Pasha (1889-1946), Author of the Lost Oases
“Ahmad Mohammad Makhluf Hasanein al-Buluki”
Tomb of Narriman Sadek, Cinderella of the Nile, the Last Queen of Egypt
War Martyrs Tombs
Amir Kabir Qurqumas Complex
Mausoleum of Princess Shwikar
Tomb of Minister of War and Poet Mahmoud Samy Elbaroudy
Mausoleum of Muhammed Talaat Harb, Egypt’s Leading Economist
Tomb of Omar Makram, Revolutionist
Tomb of Noubar, First Prime Minister of Egypt
Mosque and Mausoleum of Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq
Mausoleum of Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay
Tomb of René Jean Marie Joseph Guénon, French Author and Intellectual
Mausoleum of Khedive Muhammed Tewfik Pasha
Mausoleum of Mahmoud Fahmy Alnoqrashy
Mausoleum of Sheikh Albany Alhalaby
Tomb of Professor Ali Moustafa Mosharafa Pasha, Egyptian Theoretical
Physicist, 20th Century AD
Compound of Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay, 15th Century AD
Tomb of Emir Tashtimur
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