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Handicrafts workshop helps women make a living in Cairo's City of the Dead

The National 27 May 2022
... of people too poor to afford the high cost of real estate in Egypt's congested capital, as well as some of Cairo’s most notable Islamic structures, including a 15th-century mosque built by the Mamluk ruler Sultan Al Ashraf Qaitbay.
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Long-established Ramadan traditions practiced by Egyptians

Egypt Today 13 Apr 2022
CAIRO - 13 April 2022 ... Many Muslim countries announce the break of fasting during the holy month by firing a cannon at sunset, but Cairo was the first city to adopt the tradition ... In 865 AH, the Mamluk Sultan wanted to test a new cannon ... He walked through the streets of Cairo to remind people of suhur in the year 238 AH.
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The beastly history of diplomatic insults

Economist 12 Feb 2022
When Selim the Grim, the sultan from 1512 to 1520, wanted to announce his victory over Dulkadir, a buffer state between his empire and the Mamluk sultanate of Egypt, he sent an envoy to Cairo. When the ambassador was received, he opened a bag and hurled at the Mamluk sultan’s feet the severed head of Dulkadir’s ruler, one of his closest allies ... Bush.
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This Day in History

Kayhan 24 May 2021
563 solar years ago, on this day in 1458 AD, Sultan Mahmoud Shah I of Gujarat, western India, was born ... He contacted the Ottoman Empire and the Mamluk Sultan of Cairo to form a naval alliance against Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, and it was during his reign the famous Battle of Diu took place against the European marauders.
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After 30-year hiatus, Ramadan cannon fires again from Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi in Egypt

Egypt Today 13 Apr 2021
CAIRO - 13 April 2020 ... in Salah El-Din Castle in Cairo ... One of the accounts narrates that the Ramadan cannon dates back to the reign of the Mamluk Sultan Khuskadam; the sultan wanted to test a new cannon and that coincided with the sunset of the first day of Ramadan in 1467 AD.
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Ramadan Cannon will be launched again from Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi for the 1st time since 1992

Egypt Today 13 Apr 2021
One of the stories narrates that the Ramadan cannon dates to the reign of the Mamluk Sultan Khaskadam when he wanted to try a new cannon and arrived at it, and the firing of the cannon coincided at sunset on the first day of Ramadan in 1467 CE, so people thought that the Sultan ...
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History in folios

Dawn 04 Mar 2021
LIKE other living organisms, libraries too die ... Alternatively, they might find an answer in the last time they themselves visited a library ... The second, seven volumes of an embellished Holy Quran, prepared in Cairo in 704-5 AH (1304-6) for Sultan Baybar. It is one of the oldest dated Quran of the Mamluk period and is now in the British Library ... .
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This Day in History (February 18)

Kayhan 17 Feb 2021
660 lunar years ago, on this day in 782 AH, al-Ashraf Sayf od-Din Qaytbay assumed power in Cairo as the eighteenth Borji Mamluk Sultan of Egypt and Syria ... Under the Sultans, Inal, Khushqadam, and Yilbay, he was promoted through the Mamluk military hierarchy, eventually becoming commander of a thousand troops.
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This Day in History (February 2)

Kayhan 01 Feb 2021
He passed away in Cairo in 590 AH ... 563 solar years ago, on this day in 1448 AD, the hadith scholar, poet, and historian, Shahab od-Din Ahmad ibn Ali Ibn Hajar Asqalani, passed away at the age of 76 in his hometown Cairo, and his funeral was attended by an estimated 50,000 people including the Mamluk Sultan ... He died in Zurich on 13 January 1941 ... ....
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Vibrant City of the Dead

Straits Times 16 Nov 2020
... (City of the Dead) area of Egypt's capital Cairo earlier this month.
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Cairo’s ‘City of the Dead’ brought back to life

The Jordan Times 11 Nov 2020
Wood, leather and jewellery workshops have joined those of glassblowers and others near the 15th-Century mosque of Sultan Qaitbay, in the east of the capital Cairo. From the Mamluk period, the celebrated structure — featured on Egypt’s one-pound notes — is surrounded by monumental tombs, dusty alleys and informal housing.
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Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

Gulf News 10 Nov 2020
Wood, leather and jewellery workshops have joined those of glassblowers and others near the 15th-Century mosque of Sultan Qaitbay, in the east of the capital Cairo. From the Mamluk period, the celebrated structure - featured on Egypt's one-pound notes - is surrounded by monumental tombs, dusty alleys and informal housing.
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Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in ‘City of Dead’

The Jordan Times 10 Aug 2020
Many built extensions to the original mausoleums, eking out a largely tranquil, if bizarre, existence side-by-side with dead sultans, singers and saints in the sprawling east Cairo cemetery ... are buried, including Sultan Abu Said Qansuh of the Mamluk dynasty in the 15th century.
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Unease in Cairo’s City of the Dead as living and dead uprooted for highway

Taipei Times 09 Aug 2020
Many built extensions to the original mausoleums, eking out a largely tranquil, if bizarre, existence side-by-side with dead sultans, singers and saints in the sprawling east Cairo cemetery ... are buried, including Sultan Abu Said Qansuh of the Mamluk Dynasty in the 15th century.
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Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in #39;City of Dead#39;

Moneycontrol 09 Aug 2020
Many built extensions to the original mausoleums, eking out a largely tranquil, if bizarre, existence side-by-side with dead sultans, singers and saints in the sprawling east Cairo cemetery ... side-by-side with dead sultans, singers and saints in the sprawling east Cairo cemetery.

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