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Al-Hakim Mosque Tours and Tickets
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The Mosque of al-Hakim is a 10th century mosque named for Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, the sixth Fatimid caliph. Design wise the mosque is fairly simple with a large courtyard surrounded by arcades on all four sides. The only distinctive thing I could see about the mosque is the
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While the building of the mosque was started by caliph Al-'Aziz, notable for his political successes in Syria and his tolerance towards Christians, it was finished by his son Al-Hakim and bears his name. I've written my thesis about Al-Hakim so I know too much about him, but
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Nothing prepares one for the impact when seeing this masterpiece of archiitecture for the first time. I could only gasp at the awe and splendour of aged pillars that still stand so proud and defiantly against the ravages of time. This stunning masjid built more than a thousand
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One of the first significant buildings I came across whilst walking in the Bazaar, didn't get a chance to enter as I was with a group, though I wish I had.
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This is just inside the Northern gate of Islamic Cairo, Bab Al Futuh. The mosque was built in 928 AD and it was interesting to just go around for a few minutes and admire the architecture and contemplate on the history. It is free entrance so worth a quick visit. This was
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