Sultan Qansuh al-Ghouri repaired the citadel

Sultan Qansuh al-Ghouri repaired the citadel

Sultan Qansuh al-Ghouri (r. AH 906–22 / AD 1501–1516) restored and repaired the citadel in AH 907 / AD 1501. There’s a marble plaque on the inner wall of the citadel bearing this date. When the Ottoman Turks took over Egypt in 922 AH / 1517 AD, they used the fortress to guard them – because they did in the Citadel of the Mountain in Cairo – and they took care of preserving it and put inside sects of foot soldiers, knights and artillery.



Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay



Egypt images – Islamic building – Alexandria monuments



City: Alexandria
Region:As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok
Place:Citadel of Qaitbay
Date: 8-7-2022
Location: see on map