CAIRO, EGYPT: The Mamluk 14th century madrasa and mausoleum of Sultan Hassan and other later Ottoman mosques dominate the Salah ad-Din Square, a central roundabout below the Citadel in Cairo, Egypt. ... more 
CAIRO, EGYPT: The Mamluk 14th century madrasa and mausoleum of Sultan Hassan and other later Ottoman mosques dominate the Salah ad-Din Square, a central roundabout below the Citadel in Cairo, Egypt. Despite being known primarily for its Pharaonic monuments, some almost 5,000 years old, the country has a rich Islamic heritage. The various Muslim dynasties, which ruled the country since its capture from the Byzantines by the Muslim Arabs in 639 AD until the demise of the Ottoman Turks at the end of the First World War, have left the country with hundreds of splendid buildings erected by the ruling elite of more than 1,200 years. less 
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