Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Historic Cairo 3: Photo 1
(No. U51)Here's the citadel wall near the principal entrance today, the Bab al-Gabal. Most of the citadel's walls were built by Salah al-Din, but Yakan Pasha, an Ottoman governor, built this part in 1786, except for the parapet, added by Muhammad 'Ali. The wall was cleared of rubbish in 1923 and is now anachronistically landscaped.
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