Monday, June 12, 2017

The Market Near the Citadel

Yesterday's post was of The Blue Mosque, seen on the right of this postcard.  On the left, The Citadel of Saladin, or if you prefer the correct version, Salah al-Din.  Anyway, he built the citadel to defend Cairo from the crusaders.  Started in 1176, finished in 1183.  He also started a wall meant to surround Cairo, but it took to 1238 to finish that bit of fortification.  For anyone interested, I just posted a painting by Louis Comfort Tiffany, (Yes, the stained glass guy.) of The Citadel on my Fair Use blog.

Credited to "The Cairo Postcard Trust," this card was never used.

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