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Monument Name

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Monument Number

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Note : Monument Number is the Comité Number.
Founding Era

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Monument Type

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Captions of the Photos    
Architectural Detail / Form

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Construction Date A.D.    A.H.





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A team of photographers have been documenting the Islamic monuments of Cairo. Several thousands photographs of these monuments are now available for browsing and more are being added periodically. There are more than 400 Islamic monuments surviving in the city and the aim of this Archive is eventually to include photographs of all of them. The second step will be recording the monuments around the Islamic world, with cities such as Fez, Istanbul, Damascus and Isfahan fully exhibited.

In looking through the Archive you will be able to browse pages of photo thumbnails, which are linked to bigger sized images. This database is searchable in various ways, including simple and complex searches, to retrieve the required photographs. The Help section explains in detail how to use the search tools available.

All the thumbnails have captions with the monument name and a brief description of the image. These link to pages with bigger images: 500 x 500 pixels and 800 x 800 pixels