Virtual Tour: Aslam al-Silahdar Mosque

  • Online, from the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
The long reign of the 14th-century Mamluk Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, followed by the quick succession of his many sons on the throne were tumultuous times of violent power struggles. And yet it was no less a time of tremendous artistic achievements, when architecture in Cairo achieved its unique and mature style and made the city the artistic capital of the Islamic world. The mosque, built between 1344 and 1345 by Amir Aslam al-Silahdar, is among the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture in Cairo, and it serves as a focal point of the neighborhood community life.
Take a tour of the mosque provided by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) here.
Screenshot of the virtual tour of Aslam al-Silahdar Mosque
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