Tomb of Mohammad Ali

Inside the Mosque is the Tomb of Muhammad Ali – The tomb is located behind an Egyptian style wall. The tomb itself is carved from a blue grey marble called Carrara marble. Muhammad Ali was born in 1769 and died in 1849 at the age of 80 years- His body was transferred here from Hawsh al-Basha in 1857.

Muhammad Ali ruled over Egypt for just short of 43 years and made significant changes to Egypt – economically, with the military and bureaucracy, and also the social structure of Egypt.

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