Conservation of the Early 13th-Century al-Imam al-Shafi’i Mausoleum in Historic Cairo

This project involves documentation and conservation of the 13th-century shrine’s exterior walls and dome.

Located in Cairo’s “City of the Dead,” the mausoleum is the burial place and shrine of Al-Imam al-Shafi’i, one of moderate Sunni Islam’s foremost figures and the founder of one of its rites. [Photo credit: U.S. Department of State]

Project Details

Location: Cairo, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Megawra Built Environment Consultancy Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $695,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2015 Project Status: Completed
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