4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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The Mosque of al-Rifai in Cairo. Begun in 1869 and designed in a neo-Mamluk style, the mosque was left unfinished until 1906 when Max Herz Bey, the famous restorer of Islamic monuments in Cairo completed it. It stands opposite the grand mosque of Sultan Hasan as an attempt of the Khedival family to measure up to the achievements of the Mamluks.

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