Sunday, 10 June 2012

Muhammad Ali Tomb


Muhammad Ali (1769-1849) was a worthy successor to the Mamlukes and Turks. He is buried beneath a white marble cenotaph, behind a bronze grill at the mosque named after him in Cairo, Egypt.
The above photo shows just one fourth of the grill


Notice the green mantles below provided to female tourist visitors who are not properly dressed according to Muslim standards, meaning they're wearing skirts, shorts or sleeveless tops.


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24 comments:

Arija said...

How extremely grand! I am glad they provide the mantles, it is irksome to see people improperly dressed. "When in Rome . . . etc".

Sylvia K said...

Awesome! And what terrific captures, JM! I agree with the mantles and feel that people should respect the cultures that they visit.

Sylvia

Fotonita said...

Great captured JM! Really like this shots!
Have a nice week! ; )

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is amazing and I really like the idea of the mantles. It means that people will not be stopped from going if not dressed in the correct way. Diane

Cezar and Léia said...

This leaves me wordless... It's huge... It's impressive... It's...
God bless you!
Cezar

Joyful said...

Wow! So beautiful with all the gold and lights. Thank you for visiting my garden :-)

bailey-road.com said...

What a magnificent place - so grand and ornate!

Carolina Tavares said...

Esta última foto, com as luminárias, está fantástica! Muito sedutor este ambiente.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Wow.Very ornate design. And the chandeliers are glorious !

Lowell said...

And everyone has a camera! Fascinating! The intricacies of religion are always of interest ... but I thought Muhammed Ali, while retired from boxing, was still alive in the U.S.

(I know, it's a silly comment, but as you know, sometimes I can't help myself!)

Have a nice week!

diane b said...

Is that inside the tomb? It sure is huge.

Halcyon said...

Wow! What an impressive tomb. He obviously wasn't poor. ;)

JM said...

@diane b: The tomb is behind the golden grill on top, inside the mosque.

VioletSky said...

This is spectacular!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The last photo almost suggests a grand ballroom! The lighting is exquisite but the attention to ornate detail in the grill amazes me! Fascinating post!

Paula said...

What an astonishing monument to a man, or anyone for that matter. Thank you for sharing.

hamilton said...

A ballroom was in my mind, too, with those magnificent chandeliers. I cannot imagine seeing all that glittering gold!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

An ornate and wondrous place.

Dominic Doherty said...

The lights in the second and third photo are amazing.... great pics!

Joe said...

Very dramatic.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Amazing pictures as always. What a stunning place to be buried.

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Red Angel said...

Mais um tumulo...
:)

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s.c said...

Nice details of an not so known building. Well done

Photo Cache said...

very opulent. so glad they allow photography as there's plenty of details to be photographed.