Category Archives: Islamic Monuments

Islamic Monuments of Fayoum,Egypt

Kom Ushim Museum

The Museum.

The Museum of Kom Oshim is located at the entrance of the Greaco-Roman town, Karanis. The museum was built in 1974 in an area of ​​280 * 160 m then it was expanded with ​​850 * 350 m by the supreme council of Antiquities. It was opened recently as part of the Antiquities ministry’s plan to develop and re-open museums that had closed, with a view to promoting domestic and international tourism.  Continue reading Kom Ushim Museum

The Hanging Mosque

The Hanging Mosque
The Hanging Mosque

The mosque was named hanging mosque “ Al-Moallaq” because it was built on shops. i\It dates back to the Othman period. Built by prince Soliman Ibn Hatem on 966 AH. The mosque was built on plateau and it could be reached from the side of Bahr Youssef .the plan and the inscriptions of the mosque resemble the Mamluqi Mosques.

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The Bridge and the Mosque of Qaitbey

The Bridge and the Mosque of Qaitbey

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This Bridge was established by Lady Khawand Aslbay in the fifteenth century And Lady Khawand Aslbaa is the wife of sultan Qaitbey and sister of Sultan al-Zahir Qansouh
This bridge consists of two arches of stone which is built on the Bahr Youssef
In 1894 this bridge was rebuild which has been known from this time as El wadaa bridge And that is because it is located on the outside of the city and it is connected to its grave yard.