4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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The Mosque of Sultan al-Zahir Baybars in Cairo (1267-9): First royal Mamluk mosque in Cairo. Hypostyle in plan, and fortress-like in elevation, the mosque with its three portals displays local and Seljuk influences. Its minbar and mihrab are said to have been built with wood and marble taken from a Crusader’s church in Jaffa.

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