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Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Historic Cairo 1: Photo 48

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(Nos. 43 and 44) On the left is the minaret of the complex of Qalawun, built in 1284; on the right, with a circular minaret, is the slightly later (1294-1306) minaret of the complex of his prolific son, Sultan an-Nasir Muhammad. It's the first of the city's cruciform buildings, with separate sections for students of the four Islamic schools of jurisproduce. Unfortunately, both were still closed for renovation in 2007.

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