Sultan Qala'un Funerary Complex: View of minaret



The complex of the Mamluk sultan Qala'un (reigned 1280-1290) was built in 1284-1285 on the site of the former Fatimid palace. It comprises a hospital (maristan), madrasa, mausoleum and minaret. The hospital incorporated some of the old palace. The madrasa has an unusual four-iwan plan with two vestigial iwans on the sides; it anticipates those popular for madrasas in later centuries.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Complex of Qalawun

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Minarets

  • Mosques

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Mamluk

Place of Creation
  • Cairo

  • Cairo, Urban, Egypt: Al-Mu'izz al-Din Street

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

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