Sidi Gaber Mosque: View of complex and minaret

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Description

For centuries after the Islamic conquest in 642 CE Alexandria was the second city of Egypt and perhaps second only to Constantinople in the Mediterranean basin. The mosque was constructed in honour of Sufi Gaber ben Ishaq ben Ibrahim ben Mohammad al-Ansari (born in Fez, Morocco). The mosque directly faces the sea on Port Said St. Medieval Andalucian traveller Ibn Gobair is thought to be buried here.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Architecture

  • Minarets

  • Mosques

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Mamluk

Place of Creation
  • Alexandria

  • Alexandria, Urban, Egypt

  • +31.223672+29.940432

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
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