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HANDS ON Traditional Crafts at The City of the Dead in Cairo
The Gate of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay (No.93), A.D.1472-74 / 877-879 A.H.

The pointed-arch stone gate, simple and unadorned, was the southern entrance to the huge complex of Sultan Qaitbey’s “Royal Suburb”. Its significance lies primarily in indicating the scale of Sultan Qaytbay’s complex, which extended at least all the way to the raba‘ more than 250 meters to the north of the gate. The lower portion of the gate is buried deep in the ground, the surface of which has risen significantly over the centuries.

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