HANDS ON Traditional Crafts at The City of the Dead in Cairo

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Tomb of Amir Azdumur (No.90), 15th century A.D. / 9th century A.D.

The mausoleum has the tomb chamber and the simple geometric zone-of-transition built of stone, and a plain plastered dome on a tall drum, all of which are built of bricks. Remnants of a sabil and a small mosque are also preserved from the once larger complex. Locally, the tomb is known under the name al-Zumr, apparently a corruption of the amir’s name into a word meaning an oboe-like musical instrument.