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Zainab Khatun house

The house is located near al al-Azhar mosque on Muhammad Abdu street.

The house of Zaynab Khatun was built in 1484 as mentioned by Al-Sakhawi.

The ground floor is all built with clean cut stones while for the upper floors and later additions, brick; The Mandara (sitting room) for the master of the house to receive his guests.   The Harem Qa’a on the first floor, it is composed of the usual three sections, the “Durqa’a” with two unequal “iwan’s” from each side at a higher level. In the middle there is a mosaic inlaid octagonal fountain.

At the moment it is been reused as a Cultural Center where different cultural events  


Zainab Khatun house
Zainab Khatun house

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