Bab el-Futuh (Gate of Conquest), Fatimid Wall, Cairo

RIBApix ref no RIBA58873
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Subject Date1087
Image Date1870
ViewExterior
StyleIslamic
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference9444
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is one of the three massive gateways of the Fatimid wall built by three Syrian brothers from Edessa for Badr al-Jamali, who ruled Egypt from 1074 to 1094. The other two gateways are the Bab an-Nasr (Victory Gate) and the Bab Zuwayla.

Subject tags

arches, stone, fortifications, city walls, gateways