He was the famous theologian and the founder of the Shafi’I school of law. He was born in Gaza but stayed in Egypt. He died at age of 54. In 572/1177, Saladin built a madrasa near the tomb of Imam al-Shafi’i. It was called al-madrasa al-Nasiriya. The madrasa was totally vanished except its foundation slab. […]

It was the 4th congregational mosque. Its name derived from the name of Fatima al-Zahraa, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad or named after the Fatimid royal palaces of Cairo “al-qusor al-Zahira” or the flourishing palaces. It doesn’t bear the name of the founder, the Fatimid Caliph al-Moezz. He assigned his general and vizier Gawhar al-Saqlabi […]

It was built by Ramses II and he called his temple “the temple of millions of years of user maat Re, united with Thebes in the estate of Amon, western of Thebes”. Also it’s known as the Tomb of Ozymendias, but its modern name is Ramesseum. Its located north of the temple of Amenhotep III. […]

Deir El-Bahry or the Northern Monastery, it’s located on the western bank of the Nile. It was dedicated to Goddess Hathor and Mrytsegher. It was built by queen Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty). Its name was ḏsr ḏsrw which means the Holy of the Holies. It was designed by Senenmut as a mortuary temple for Hatshepsut. It’s […]

It’s located to the south of Karnak Temple, in the heart of the city of Luxor. It was known as “ipt rsyt” which means the Southern Opet. This temple was built above the older construction. There were blocks reused in the outer wall of the temple that was built during the reign of king Amenhotep […]

It’s the largest religious building ever constructed covering about 200 acres, and was a place of pilgrimage. It lies on the eastern bank of the Nile at Luxor. It was a cult temple dedicated to the Theban triad Amon, Mut and Khonso. The name Karnak means the Fortified Village Original names: pr imn “the house […]

This temple of Hathor and Nefertari is known as the Small Temple. It is Iocated about one hundred meters northeast of the Great Temple. It was built by Ramesses II who dedicated it to the goddess Hathor, the lady of Ebshek and to his chief consort, Nefertari. This was in fact the second time in […]

Temples of Abu Simbel The Temples of Abu Simbel were built by Ramesses ll during his 10th reginal year at Abu Simbel which lies 280 KM south of Aswan. They were cut out of the sand stone rock mountains and designed to overlook the Nile, only 150 m apart. These temples, the Great one and […]

The Tomb of Isadora This tomb is one of the funerary houses which are discovered at Tuna El Gabal. It is built of mud bricks. This tomb was built for Isadora who was a beautiful girl drowned at the Nile while crossing it to meet her lover. Her father felt sad after her death and […]

The Tomb of Petosiris Petosiris is the Greek name of the Ancient Egyptian name “p3 di wsir” which means “the gift of Osiris”. He was the high priest of god Thot. He built this tomb for his father Seshu or Shesu and his brother Djed Djhwty iw.f Ankh (Djhwty says: he is the life) and […]