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EGYPT: November-December - 2013. Old Cairo. Ahmad ibn Tulun Mosque.
EGYPT: November-December 2013.
Ahmad ibn Tulun Mosque.
Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque is located in the center of "Old Cairo" and is considered to be the one of the oldest Mosques in the city. It was built between 868 - 884 BC on a small hill Gebel Yashkur, which means "Hill of Thanksgiving." According to one of the local legends, it was the place, where the Noah's Ark has touched the shore after the Great Flood.