Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt

969 AD
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1171 AD

The Fatimid army entered Egypt in 17 Sha'ban 358\969 A.D under the commander Gawhar Al-Seqelly, who founded Cairo, the fourth Islamic city in Egypt, and it became the capital of the Fatimid Caliphate (358-567 A.H/ 969-1171 A.D) in Egypt.

At the center of the city, the beginnings of the Fatimid architecture appeared, as the first mosque was built and called Al-Azhar, and the base of the wall around Cairo and the eastern grand palace was set, and between the eastern palace and the western palace stands a large square where the ceremonies of the army review were performed, it was later known by Bayn Al-Kasrain \between the two palaces (Al-Moez Street), Cairo also contained many other buildings such as the mint, Al-Aqmar Mosque, and Al-Hakim Mosque.                 

               

Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt