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Islamic archaeological sites

Al Sharkia includes Islamic archaeological sites:

·         Qaytbay Mosque in Al-Qurain city, which was established in the Mamluk era in 1477 AD, and nothing remains of this mosque except for the two columns of the mihrab, which are made of white marble.

·         The tomb of Abu Muslim, which was established by Salim Abu Muslim al-Iraqi at the end of the Ayyubid era in the year 1247 AD in the village of Abu Muslim in the Abu Hammad Center.

·         The Muhammad Ali Mosque in Zagazig, famous for the Great Mosque, which was built by Muhammad Ali after the construction of the nine arches in 1832 AD and was renovated by his grandson Abbas Helmy II in 1912 AD.

·         The base of the minaret of the Sadat Quraish Mosque in the city of Belbeis, and it was established by Prince Mustafa Al-Kashef in 1592 AD in the Ottoman era, and on it is a stone slab inscribed with writings using the prominent engraving method. One of the businessmen in Belbeis intends to rebuild the minaret again.

·         From those antiquities, the tombstone of Prince Moin al-Din Najm, located in the village of Harbit, Abu Kabir center, dates back to the era of King Al-Adil al-Ayyubi in 1204 AD.

·         The Religious Institute in Zagazig, which was built by King Fuad I of Egypt and Sudan in 1926 AD. It consists of three sections, each of which has an entrance with architecture similar to buildings designed in the Chinese style. Sheikh Muhammad Metwally Al-Shaarawi graduated from it.

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