Conservation of the Early 13th-Century al-Imam al-Shafi’i Mausoleum in Historic Cairo, Phase 2

This project, which continues work begun under a previous AFCP grant, directly supports the Embassy’s efforts to enhance regional security and the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Egypt concerning the imposition of import restrictions on categories of Egyptian archaeological material.

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. [Image 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: $600,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2018 Project Status: Active
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