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Mohamed Ali (1769-1849) was born in Cavalia, Greece, and was of Albanian origin.

He was a soldier in the troops that were sent to Egypt to free the country from Napoleon's occupation and took part in the land battle of Abou Kir on the 25th of July 1799.

The construction works to the mosque began in 1830 AD but were not completed until the reign of Said Pacha in 1857.

The style of the mosque is Ottoman Baroque and important features are its dome, which is 52 meters high, and its two minarets which rise 84 meters from the ground levels of its courtyard.

It is also known as the Alabaster Mosque because this material was used to cover its interior and exterior walls.

Address: South-East Cairo
Directions: Off Privet Entrance Bel Kalaa.
Website: http://www.touregypt.net

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  • Updated Mar 8, 2006
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