Aswan Cemetery

Aswan Cemetery

Aswan

Located on the eastern side of the city, this is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Muslim world. It consists of two grave sites, one on the north and the other on the south. The dry climate contributed to the cemetery’s preservation, which dates to the second-century AH and was in use until the Mamluk period.

The cemettrey has witnessed the first attempt to build domes above mausoleums in Egypt during the Fatimid period. Among the most important buildings in the cemetery; dome of seventy seven Waly(sheikh), Mashhad (mausoleum) of al-Sharif Hassan, Mashhad of al-Sharif Hedra, Mashhad of Abbasa Bnt Khadyj, Mashhad of al-Sada al-Ga’afera, Mashhad of Zainab Bnt al-Hanafyya, Mashhad of Sayeda Aamna in the southern cemetery.

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