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The façade is rather plain, but typically for Qaitbey’s buildings, the quality of its stonemasonry is excellent and the decorative muqarnas niches capping the window recesses are elaborate and elegant. The intricately cut interlocking stones in the window lintels are a good example of how in Mamluk architecture the structural stones often form the decoration, with no need for applied ornaments. The façade is contiguous with the building to the south known as a sabil, but in fact of unknown use, and to the north it was added to the adjoining tomb of Sultan Qaitbey after that structure was completed. Originally elegant crenellations, like those around the tomb, crowned the façade. Now only a few pieces next to the mausoleum remain.

Behind the façade, nothing from Qaitbey’s period remains. The name Tomb of Murad Bey comes from a 19th-century owner of the property, not from Murad Bey who fought Bonaparte at the Battle of the Pyramids. 

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