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This website is a virtual walk through a section of the Eastern Cemetery (sometimes described as Northern Cemetery) within the 'City of the Dead', the Muslim necropolis of Cairo. This area is known as the Desert of the Mamluks (sahra’ al-mamalik). In the past, it was often erroneously called “Tombs of the Caliphs’. In addition to many other historic monuments, it contains the tombs of remarkable rulers of Egypt four hundred years apart: the illustrious Sultan al-Ashraf Qaitbey (ruled 1468-1496), and the Khedives Tawfiq (1879-92) and Abbas Hilmi II (1892-1914). It is now a lively neighbourhood where ARCHiNOS Architecture has been working for years.
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