Qubba al-Saba' Banat
Cairo, Egypt
The Mausolea of Saba' Banat are four small structures (there were originally seven) located south of the ruins of Fustat. They date from 1010, and each consisted of a three-story cube with tall domes carried on drums pierced by windows.

The buildings are examples of "canopy tombs:" mausolea whose open sides leave them open to the elements. In these buildings a pointed arch in the center of each façade, windows in the zones of transition, and windows circling the bases of the domes all open the interior of the structures to the elements.

Source

Creswell, K. A. C. 1978. The Muslim Architecture of Egypt. (NY: Hacker), p.107-113.
Location
Fustat, Cairo, Egypt
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Associated Names
Events
1010/401 AH
Style Periods
909-1171
Variant Names
Qubba al-Saba' Banat
Saba' Banat Mausolea
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Qubbat al-Saba' Banat
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Mausolea of Saba' Banat
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Qubbat As-Saba' Banat
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Building Usages
mausoleum
funerary