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

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Qubba al-‘Asfur Tomb (No.132), A.D. 1507 / 912 A.H.

Built for an unknown amir, this tomb is known as the “Tomb of the Sparrow” probably because of its minute size. It is built of stone, with the dome sitting on a scrolled zone-of-transition and decorated with geometric patterns. Although the building is small, its stone-carving is of very good craftsmanship. There are remnants of a sabil adjacent to the tomb. It is currently inaccessible.