It’s a tomb number 66. It’s known as the golden burial chamber because its decoration painted in yellow and gold. It was discovered by Ernesto in 1904. The condition of the tomb goes bad because the tomb is carved at the lower area of the cliff where the quality of the rock is is very […]

It’s a tomb number 34 K.V. its entrance from the north and gives access to descending stairs leading to the 1st corridor which followed by side rooms known as staircase room and it was divided by a staircase in the middle, which descended to the 2nd corridor. This corridor ends with a well chamber, beyond […]

It’s tomb number 62 K.V. it was discovered by Carter in 1922. The tomb is still intact and the most of its objects made out of gold but the tomb was unfinished because the sudden death of the king at age of 18 years old. The tomb consisted of a corridor and 4 rooms. It’s […]

The Valley of the Kings, it’s also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The valley […]

The Founder: He was born in Baghdad. His father had been a Turkish slave of Mongol Origin who rose to occupy the post of commander of the caliph’s guards. Ahmed was sent to Egypt by the Abbasid caliph as a viceroy, and then he gained more power as a leader until he founded the 1st […]

It was built by the Mamluk sultan al-Mansur Qalawun in 683 A.H/1284 A.D, on the site of the western Fatimid palace facing the madrasa of al-Salih in el-Moezz St. This complex is composed of 3 buildings; a dome, a madrasa and a hospital. Qalawun built the hospital because of a vow, which he had taken […]

Nilometers were used ever since the ancient Egyptian period, as they were portable Nilometers made of wood. Egyptian used the cubit system as a unit of measurement. The best height of water was 16 cubits (the cubit is about 54 cm.). The Nilometer in Rawdah Island is one of the oldest existing Islamic monuments of […]

The last Ayyubid sultan of Egypt was al-Salih Najm al-Din Ayyub, who died defending Egypt against the crusader attack that was led by Louis IX. He was the grandson of Salah al-Din Ayyub. Before his death, he built a unique school (madrasa) with the later addition of a dome. He was buried first in his […]

It is also known as the alabaster mosque because the whole mosque supposed to be covered with alabaster. It was built by Muhammad Ali; he was an Albanian officer who was appointed to be the viceroy of Egypt. He founded his own dynasty and he was the founder of modern Egypt. He began the construction […]

It was the first mosque to be built in Egypt, founded by the commander of the Arab troops. It was built in 21 A.H/641 A.D. The mosque also known as Taj al-Jawami’ or the Crown of the Mosques. The mosque’s importance today is that it indicates where Amr’s house, built near the original mosque. The […]