Façade of the Tomb of Murad Bey (No.95), A.D.1472-74 / 877-879 A.H.

This was originally part of the complex of Sultan Qaitbey, subsequently adapted for later tombs. Only the façade is listed as a monument. The name comes from a certain Murad Bey who was the owner of the property in the late 19th century.

 

The façade features windows set in muqarnas-topped niches. It was originally crowned with fleur-de-lys crenellations, now mostly missing. The stonemasonry dates from Qaytbay’s time and is of excellent quality.

 

The premises are nowadays used as a law office.

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