4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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Madrasa of Sultan al-Salih Najm al-Din Ayyub (1243): first madrasa in Cairo to accommodate the four schools of law. Built in the heart of the Fatimid city, it was composed of two separate, self-contained courtyard units, parallel in plan, separated by a passage, and having each two large iwans. A mausoleum for the founder was added shortly after the completion of the complex by Shajar al-Durr, his wife.

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