Bab al-Mudarraj
Cairo, Egypt
The Gate of al-Mudarraj, one of the two original gates of the Citadel, was the main entrance to the enclosure from the city. It was built in 579/1183-1184 during the reign of Salah al-Din, probably under the direction of Salah al-Din's Amir, Qaraqush. Its name refers to steps carved in the rock path that leads from the horse market to the gate.

Sources:

MacKenzie, Neil D. 1992. Ayyubid Cairo: A Topographical Study. (Cairo: AUC Press),p. 60.

Rabbat, Nasser O. 1989. The Citadel of Cairo. (Geneva: AKTC).
Location
Al-Qal'a, Jabal al-Muqqatam, Cairo, Egypt
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Events
1183-84/579 AH
Style Periods
1169-1260
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Bab al-Mudarraj
Gate of al-Mudarraj
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al-Bab al-Mudarraj
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Bab al-Mudarrag
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Bab al-Mudarag
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Building Usages
gate
military