Skip to main content

Mosque de [illegible ?Bahouf] et Citadelle, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/20

Scope and Contents

274 x 228 mm. View looking along the eastern wall of the citadel towards the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The Citadel is situated in the SE corner of Cairo and was begun by Saladin in 1176. The Gamia Mohammed Ali or Alabaster Mosque was begun by Mohammed Ali on the site of a palace blown up in 1824. It was completed in the form seen here by Saibl Pasha in 1857. The architect was a Greek Yasuf Boshna; this possibly accounts for the undeciphered word in the caption. The caption on the print is hard to read. Photograph by Zangaki.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, slight fading.



Date information

DateText: The photographs were probably taken in the 1880s..


Zangaki, - , fl 1880-1899, photographer

Finding aid date

2003-10-08 17:00:38+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom