Caravanserai of Qawṣūn (Cairo)

Located close to Bāb al-Nāṣr, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Only the main door remains. Two emblems above it.

Inscription to the right and left of the entrance:

انشأ هذا الخان المبارك المقرّ الأشرف العالي … قوصون الساقي الملكي الناصري

… Constructed this blessed caravanserai His Most Noble and High Excellency … Qawṣūn the cup-bearer, (officer) of al-Malik al-Nāṣir…

Possible dating: before 742/1342

Close-up of the emblem:

To Qawṣūn’s page

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