Mausoleum of Shajar El-Durr Rehabilitation Project I

This project includes the conservation of the mausoleum of Shajar Al-Durr, Egypt’s only Islamic queen and the rehabilitation of the unfinished structure adjacent to it (built as a mosque at the turn of the 20th century) as a community and visitor’s center. Project Director: May Al-Ibrashy

In addition to conserving the buildings unique features, most notably Egypt’s only intact glass mosaic mihrab, the project will also establish a mechanism of sustainable maintenance through use grounded within the larger Athar Lina project in partnership with the community for the care and rehabilitation of Al-Khalifa Street and its monuments.

Project Details

Location: Cairo, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Megawra Built Environment Collective Project partner(s): Athar Lina Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt-Antiquities Endowment Fund Funding received: $74,380 Commencement Date: 10/2013 Project Status: Completed
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