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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Cairo, Urban, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporal1087-1092 (creation); 2002 (restoration)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1087-1092en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T18:53:53Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T18:53:53Z
dc.date.issued1087-1092en_US
dc.identifier210158en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118183
dc.descriptionView of the archway and opening above where the Sultan would watch the annual pilgrimage caravan to Mecca; Bab Zuweila is a medieval gate in Cairo. It was also known as Bawabbat al-Mitwali during the Ottoman period. It is considered one of the major landmarks of the city, and is the last remaining southern gate from the walls of Fatimid Cairo dating from the 11th and 12th century. It was constructed between 1087-1092, and the minarets of the mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad Shaykh were added in the years 1415 to 1420. In 2002 the 900-year-old fortified gate was restored with funding and technical assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development and its contractor, the AmericanResearchCenter in Egypt (ARCE). Source: USAID [US Aid from the American People website]; http://www.usaid.gov/ (accessed 1/17/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectFatimiden_US
dc.titleBab Zuweilaen_US
dc.title.alternativeBab Zuwaylaen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-I-E-BAQ-A4en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (modern) Islamicen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypecity gateen_US
vra.worktypefortificationen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (modern))en_US


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