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If the exterior of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali is not Ottoman enough, then the interior will certainly convince the visitor. Resting on four half-domes is a large central dome, from which hangs an enormous chandelier that faintly illuminates the space. The domes and ceiling are richly decorated in Ottoman motifs and contain medallions, similar to those seen in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, inscribed with the names of God (Allah), the Prophet Mohammed, and the first four Caliphs. Muhammad Ali, who died upon the completion of his mosque in 1848, is buried in a white marble tomb within the mosque.
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