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Abou al-Abbas Mosque

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Historic Landmark)

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This mosque was built by the Italian architect Mario Rossi

Main entrance of the mosque
Another facades with the domes

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It was built by the Italian architect Mario Rossi; who was the chief architect in the Awqaf. The work started in 1929 and was completed in 1945. The construction used up the Awqaf’s budget; costing about 140000 L.E.

The plan was untraditional since the building was octagonal in shape; a plan that was limited to mausoleum and commemorative buildings. Rossi inspired many architectural and decorative elements from Mamluk architecture.





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Ras al-Tin
Alexandria, Egypt
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This location was created on 2017-10-26 by Heba AbdelNaby .

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