Caravanserai and public fountain of sultan Qāytbāy (Cairo)

Behind al-Azhar mosque, Cairo.

Photographs taken by Simon Rousselot on November 2019

Several epigraphic emblems along the facade.

ابو النصر قايتباي عز لمولانا السلطان الملك الاشرف عز نصره

Ābū’l-Nāṣr Qāytbāy (u) Glory to our Lord, the Sultan, al-Malik al-Ashraf (c) may his victory be glorified (l)

Possible dating: 882/1477

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